June 6, 2023 - Friends of the Chicago River recognized The Meadow atop the Old Chicago Post Office at their Chicago River Blue Awards Ceremony. The event celebrates projects designed with intentional choices to drive innovation for the continued protection and improvement of the Chicago-Calumet River system and surrounding watersheds.

See the full list of winners here.

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"The Meadow at the Old Post Office is located along the South Branch of the Chicago River. The incredible scale of this rooftop landscape is astounding and worthy of recognition for its contributions to improving river edge resiliency, supporting downtown biodiversity, reducing the heat island effect, and other environmental benefits. We know that the unique design of the roof garden absorbs hundreds of thousands of gallons of stormwater each year, and this supports the health of the river by reducing the burden on the combined sewer system."

Read more about the project.

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