It’s been years since the downtown warehouse that was once the Barbara Jordan Post Office had a permanent resident. But the colossal shell of brutalist architecture just off I-45 is almost ready for its new era as POST Houston, a massive multipurpose complex incorporating a coworking space, arts center, food hall, rooftop garden and LiveNation venue in one.
“The building itself is like Houston in a way,” said Kirby Liu, Lovett Commercial’s director of development and the project manager for the 550,000 square-foot project, which is opening its first phase on Nov. 13. “It has a very muted exterior, but then you discover great things inside. That’s how I feel about the city itself.”