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Erik's excursions: more Uptown

Erik's excursions: more Uptown

In the second video of the series, we don't go beyond what is immediately available at the corner of Broadway and Lawrence Avenues. We see the Green ...
The views from Streeter Place

The views from Streeter Place

The Streeter Place high-rise in Streeterville opened on Aug. 1st, and 40 percent of its 480 apartments are already under lease. I stopped by today ...
Flair Tower pursuing LEED certification

Flair Tower pursuing LEED certification

Flair Tower, 222 W Erie St, is set to open to renters Spring of 2010 with 98 units, 9,500 square feet of retail and 210 parking spots. According to ...
More models at 235 Van Buren

More models at 235 Van Buren

The last two units I visited during the 235 Van Buren broker open house on Thursday were on two of the tower's highest accessible floors, the 24th a ...
Erik's excursions: strolling around Uptown

Erik's excursions: strolling around Uptown

I recently conducted a walking tour of Uptown on the Far North Side to get a sense of its "walkability." At WalkScore.com, Uptown gets a rating of 9 ...
Neighborhoods for the rest of us: North Park

Neighborhoods for the rest of us: North Park

"North Park" is a fitting name for this trapezoid-shaped community area on the Northwest Side: A significant portion of the neighborhood is made up ...
A buyer's take on CA23

A buyer's take on CA23

This weekend a buyer explained to Joe Zekas why he selected a home at CA23 in the West Loop after looking at "everything." The Brixton Group threw a ...
Vertigo at CA23's West Loop block party

Vertigo at CA23's West Loop block party

The Brixton Group, appealing to the many potential condo buyers who didn't score tickets to this weekend's U2 concert, hired Vertigo to perform at S ...
Remembering David Hall

Remembering David Hall

David Hall died peacefully, and unexpectedly, in his sleep earlier this week. Seven months ago today I sat with David, an old friend who'd built Co ...
235 Van Buren's two-bedroom models

235 Van Buren's two-bedroom models

There are so many models at 235 Van Buren that it was hard to decide which ones to visit during CMK Companies' broker open house on Thursday evening ...
West Loop kiddie carts

West Loop kiddie carts

If you haven't been to the West Loop in a while you'll be thrown for a loop by the number of small kids you see there. I snapped this shot yesterday ...
One way to furnish a 235 Van Buren home

One way to furnish a 235 Van Buren home

One of the purposes of a furnished model is to show buyers what will -- and won't -- fit inside a home. It's all well and good to look at a "living ...
Aqua sees its first closing

Aqua sees its first closing

The title says it all. According to Magellan Development's Aqua Home Owner's blog, the first closing at Aqua, 225 N Columbus Dr, is scheduled for 1 p. ...
Finding fun and food near Optima

Finding fun and food near Optima

Optima recently posted new aerial photos of its new Skokie development, Optima Old Orchard Woods. In one direction you'll see the Chicago skyline of ...
Trump riverwalk nearing completion

Trump riverwalk nearing completion

What's this? Finally some new news from Trump? According to Trib architecture critic Blair Kamin, the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago's riv ...
Neighborhoods for the rest of us: Schorsch Village

Neighborhoods for the rest of us: Schorsch Village

Did you know that the Dunning community area on the far Northwest Side started out as a site for poor farms, tuberculosis sanitariums, and insane as ...
ParkView's townhomes: single-family style with high-rise perks

ParkView's townhomes: single-family style with high-rise perks

ParkView isn't the only high-rise around with townhome-style units near its base, but I can't think of any others where the townhomes have terraces ...
New homes near the Renegade Craft Fair on Division Street

New homes near the Renegade Craft Fair on Division Street

Renegade Craft Fair takes place this weekend and happens to be one of my favorite activities of Chicago summer. On Division Street between Damen Ave ...
Levin to auction two Loop penthouses

Levin to auction two Loop penthouses

Looking for a deal on a downtown home with views of Lake Michigan? The latest units to hit Rick Levin's auction block are a couple of white-box pentho ...

Art near Superior at Lasalle

View Superior Art Galleries in a larger map There are a couple spots in Chicago where there is a great saturation of art galleries. High-rise Superio ...
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