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South Loop is the area bounded by the Stevenson Expy (2450 S) on the south, Congress Pkwy (500 S) on the north, from Lake Michigan west to the Chicago River. ZIP codes: 60605, 60616, 60607.

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The views from 1345 Wabash in the South Loop

View from 1345 Wabash

I recently rode the construction elevator to the 15th floor of 1345 Wabash and climbed two flights of stairs to the roof to be greeted by the panoramic view you see above. You’d have to swivel your head from to side to side to take in the full panorama. The shots above are a more ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop condo building reverts from rentals

1555 Wabash at arrow

Condo sales may be heating up in the South Loop. Condo sales at the new 1345 Wabash, Adler Place and Harbor View are apparently robust enough to encourage what we’d taken to calling the “washout on Wabash” to switch from rentals to sales. The 176-unit project at 1555 S Wabash went into a Chapter 11 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 19, 2014
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Today’s deal – South Loop two-bedrooms with free rent

The LEX

The LEX, a luxury apartment tower in the South Loop, has two-bedroom, two-bath apartments available for immediate occupancy, priced from $2,068 to $2,269. Two-bedroom plus den, 2-bath apartments are available from $2,334 to $2,346. The deal: apply within 24 hours of your first showing and the second month of your 12-month lease will be rent-free. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 12, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A South Loop new construction update

1345 Wabash

We visited three South Loop new construction sites on Saturday to check on their progress. The elevator core at 1345 Wabash is topped out and the building’s top floor should be complete within a week. Window installation has begun on the lower floors. The 16-story, 144-unit new condominium development, the first in the South Loop ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 10, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Luxury South Loop 2-bedrooms from $2,138 a month

The LEX

In a market that’s seen skyrocketing rents in recent years, it’s comforting to know that a 2-bedroom, 2-bath luxury South Loop apartment can still be yours for less than $2,200 a month. The LEX, a newer full-amenity apartment tower, currently has 2-bedroom, 2-baths priced from $2,138 to $2,416 a month. The homes have the sought-after ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 6, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Low-amenity new South Loop condos appeal with style and value

1345 S Wabash

While a spate of new downtown rental buildings vie to offer the most lavish amenities packages, some budget-conscious consumers are opting to buy new construction condos at 1345 Wabash in the South Loop. 1345′s buyers recognize that the sleek high-rise tower’s low-amenities concept translates immediately and in the long-term to lower assessments and more affordable ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 6, 2014
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A new dog park near new South Loop condos

Fred Anderson park

Dog owners at the new 1345 Wabash condos will have a short jaunt to Coliseum Park. The dog-friendly area there is being upgraded, and its shady tranquility will delight pups who like to watch kids at play. A bit further south, the new Fred Anderson Dog Park is taking shape, and it will set a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rent a South Loop two-bedroom with two balconies

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Renters with a roommate have a strong preference for two-bedroom, two-bath apartments that have the bedrooms separated from each other for privacy. Astoria Tower, a luxury South Loop high-rise, has a variety of split-bedroom two-bedroom floor plans available, but one comes with an unusual bonus. Each of the bedrooms in the building’s 03 tier has ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 30, 2014
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1000 South Clark apartments, 1000 S Clark St, South Loop

1000 S Clark St

1000 South Clark is a 469-unit, 29-story apartment tower under construction in the South Loop. First occupancies at 1000 South Clark are targeted for late in 2015. JDL Development is the developer and Hartshorne Plunkard is the architecture firm. The general contractor is Lend Lease. The apartments Details of the building’s unit mix and apartment ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 29, 2014
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A new level of style at new South Loop condos

1345 S Wabash

CMK has a nearly 20- year history of developing award-winning, architecturally-distinctive buildings that enliven their surroundings. CMK’s latest South Loop community, 1345 Wabash, sets a new standard for interior finishes and is attracting a style-conscious buyer who also wants a strong location and value pricing. 1345′s finishes will include brands typically found in pricier homes: ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 24, 2014
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Today’s South Loop apartment deals

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Two full-amenity South Loop high-rises are offering “Look and lease” deals to renters who lease within 24 hours of their first visit. Featured apartments at The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, include a one-bedroom in the loft portion of the building for $1,522 a month and a two-bedroom, two-bath in the tower portion for $2,263. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos near dozens of dining and drinking venues

Giordano's

Imagine having dozens of dining and drinking establishments within a few blocks of where you live. Imagination will mirror reality for residents at 1345 Wabash, the first new high-rise condos built in the South Loop in half a dozen years. There’s a fabulous restaurant / bar cluster on the same block as 1345 Wabash, just ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 17, 2014
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Today’s deal – free rent at Park Michigan in the South Loop

Park Michigan

The Park Michigan apartment tower has a stellar South Loop location across from Grant Park and steps from grocery shopping, dozens of bars and restaurants and the CTA stops on Roosevelt Rd. Apartments at Park Michigan have great views, spacious layouts with open-plan kitchens, hardwood floors, wall-to-wall windows and generous closet space. Available studios rent ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 16, 2014
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New South Loop condos rising rapidly

Local 1 Ironworkers

The 16-story, 144 unit condominium building at 1345 Wabash has passed the 9th floor and is on target to top out a month from now. First occupancies at the building are expected early in 2015. Local 1 Ironworkers took a few seconds break from assembling reinforcing forms yesterday to pose for a picture. 1345 Wabash ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 9, 2014
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South Loop 2-bedrooms at 1-bedroom rents

The LEX

The LEX, a luxury apartment tower in the South Loop, is about to add to its roster of locational advantages with the opening early next year of the new CTA Green Line station at Cermak. The Green Line stop, two short blocks from The LEX, connects to the South Side, the Loop, and suburban Forest ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 9, 2014
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New South Loop condos more than one-third sold

1345 S Wabash

Construction lenders made an extraordinary vote of confidence in 1345 Wabash when they green-lighted the new condo community without a pre-sale requirement. 1345 Wabash offers an attractive value proposition: high-style, affordably-priced condos in a stellar South Loop location by a developer with a strong track record. Buyers have recognized the value and rewarded the lenders’ ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 3, 2014
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Luxury South Loop 2-bedrooms at 1-bedroom rents

Astoria Tower

If you’ve been experiencing sticker shock at the rents for 1-bedroom apartments in new buildings and despairing of affording a 2-bedroom, you’ll definitely want to expand your search to the South Loop. Astoria Tower has a convenient near-Loop location, a full suite of amenities, and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments with great floor plans and condo-quality finishes. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Aviation Lofts, 1340 S Michigan Ave, South Loop

Aviation Lofts

Aviation Lofts is a 7-story, 49-unit apartment building in the South Loop. A Giordano’s restaurant occupies the ground-level retail space. The Neoclassical-style building was built in 1922 for the Interior Furniture Company and served as both a showroom and a warehouse. During later years it was the home of the Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical University, hence its ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Craft beer and condos in the South Loop

South Loop Market

If you want to indulge your craving for craft beer close to home, check out the new condos at 1345 Wabash in the South Loop. There are dozens of bars and restaurants serving up local beers within a short walk of 1345 Wabash, but several are standouts in the suds department. The Scout Waterhouse is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 26, 2014
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Affordable South Loop condos with designer finishes

1345 S Wabash

CMK has developed a following among buyers who want to live in an architecturally distinctive building. At 1345 Wabash, CMK is setting a new standard for interior finishes, and attracting a style-conscious buyer who also wants a strong location and value pricing. 1345′s finishes will include brands typically found in pricier homes:. Florense cabinetry, for ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 18, 2014