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Chicago’s best Loop / New East Side apartments – public transit access

Millennium Park Plaza

Chicago’s Loop includes the area known as the New East Side, which in turn includes the Lakeshore East development. You’ll find all of your major apartment options in the Loop and New East Side on our at-a-glance list of downtown apartments. Our goal is to help you find the apartment that best fits your needs. ...

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

215 West apartments, 215 W Washington St, Loop

215 W Washington

The 50-story, 389-unit 215 West opened for occupancy at 215 W Washington St in the first quarter of 2010, ending a nearly 20-year drought in apartment construction in the Loop. One dramatic feature of the building is a steel truss that supports a 35-story section of 215 West that overhang its low-rise neighbor to the ...

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

215 West apartments paying top dollar to rental services

215 West apartments video

Anticipating a slow Mother’s Day, the 215 West apartment tower in the Loop sent an email blast on Saturday reminding rental services that it’s paying a higher than normal commission for renting some of its apartments: Hi Brokers! We don’t have many showings scheduled for tomorrow (Sunday) so I thought I would reach out! Also ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 14, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Quote of the day: New rental high-rise designs are good enough

215 West, 215 W Washington St, Chicago

This Lake Wobegon, all-the-buildings-are-above-average quality was predictable. These are apartment buildings, where budgets and architectural ambition tend to be considerably lower than corporate office buildings or condominium towers. If an apartment high-rise turns out not to wreak havoc on the cityscape and to give us some decent design in the bargain, then we have every ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on February 7, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Quote of the day: Giving it away at 200 Squared

“To get people in, they’ve needed to give away the store.” – Fifield Companies President Steven Fifield, giving his take on a competitor’s attempt to undercut the market for new downtown apartments. According to Crain’s, rents at 200 Squared, 210 N Wells St, range from $2.10 to $2.30 a square foot, compared to $2.18 to ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on January 13, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Amenity floor opens at 215 West

215 West, one of the new kids in downtown’s rental scene, was still a work in progress when Joe and I visited in March, with no furnished models to speak of and everything beyond the 21st floor closed to visitors. Three months is a long time when you’re talking about interior finishes, though, so another ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on June 8, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Looking out on the Loop from 215 West

We understood going in that the lower and middle floors of the new high-rise at 215 W Washington St wouldn’t offer us the best views of Chicago — the neighborhood is just too dense to see anything but the buildings across the street. Of course, that didn’t stop us from pointing the camera out the ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on April 6, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

215 West's leasing center opens

A new leasing center has opened at 215 West, the new 50-story apartment high-rise at 215 W Washington St in the Loop. The 389-unit tower, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, is expected to be the first LEED-certified high-rise apartment building in the Loop. Its apartments will feature ENERGY STAR-rated appliances, water-saving plumbing fixtures, granite countertops, in-unit washer / dryer, and floor-to-ceiling ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on March 8, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Floor plan focus: The corner one-bedroom

Looking for a one-bedroom apartment with a view? Here are some examples of corner units located in apartment high-rises opening this year. 215 West, 215 W Washington St in the Loop Tier T-11, 921 square feet: EnV, 161 W Kinzie St in River North Tier 1Af, 1,001 square feet: Alta at K Station, 555 W ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on January 6, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Web presence: 215 West gets interactive

Two new interactive features popped up on the 215 West Web site this morning: a new “furniture arranger” tool that allows users to position beds, tables, sofas, shelves, and rugs inside each of the tower’s 19 different floor plans, and an map of attractions and places of interest within a two-mile radius of the building, ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on December 1, 2009
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Construction checkup: 215 West tops out

The silence from downtown’s condo high-rise construction sites would be deafening if not for all the noise coming from several new apartment towers. EnV continues to go up next to the Merchandise Mart, the two new K Station towers in the Fulton River District have reached their peaks, Flair Tower at Erie and Franklin streets ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 20, 2009