May 8, 2012
Downtown workers may experience casual Friday and casual Monday later this month when the NATO summit arrives.
Workers at some Chicago office towers are being encouraged to dress down to avoid being targeted by protesters during the meeting of world leaders May 20 and 21. Safety procedures in some high-rises include the recommendation that employees set aside suits, ties and anything with corporate logos.
Tenants in the office building at 1 E. Wacker Drive received a memo encouraging them to stay away from wearing suits, urging workers to “look like a protester.” A spokeswoman for Los Angeles-based CBRE Inc., which manages the building, declined to comment on any NATO security measures.