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ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Astoria Tower, your best South Loop apartment choice

Astoria Tower

YoChicago recently ranked Astoria Tower, 8 E 9th St, among the South Loop’s best apartments in six distinct categories: Public transit access, Proximity to parks, Apartment finishes and features, Private outdoor space, and One-bedroom and Two-bedroom floor plans. If an indoor pool is on your must-have list, Astoria Tower wins by default: it’s the only ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 28, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The apartment deal of the day is Astoria Tower in the South Loop

Astoria Tower

The South Loop‘s Astoria Tower isn’t participating in the “free rent” offers that have become common in the downtown Chicago apartment market. So where’s “the deal?” The deal is the community’s competitive advantage afforded by its near-Loop location, extensive amenities package, condo-quality finishes and attractive floor plans. YoChicago’s best of the South Loop reviews recently ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A winter afternoon at Astoria Tower

Joeff Davis photo

How might you spend a winter afternoon at the South Loop’s Astoria Tower? Step outside and enjoy the Chicago that’s not far from your front door. You might start by heading north to Millennium Park and the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink. Skating is free, and you can rent skates if you don’t have them. You’ll ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 15, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The South Loop’s best apartments – Parks and beaches

Grant Park Chicago

Our earlier posts spotlighted the South Loop apartment buildings with the best views, most convenient grocery shopping and best access to public transit. Two South Loop buildings, 1130 South Michigan and Park Michigan, are directly across the street from Grant Park and have the best proximity to 12th Street Beach. There isn’t, however, much to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 12, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The South Loop’s best apartments – Public transit access

CTA Roosevelt Rd

The first posts in our series on the best South Loop apartments spotlighted the buildings with the best views and most convenient grocery shopping. Deciding which buildings have the best access to public transit will depend on where your daily commute generally takes you and whether you get there by bus or train. Three buildings ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 11, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Astoria Tower apartments, 8 E 9th St, South Loop

Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower is a 248-unit, 30-story apartment tower in the South Loop. The building has a 238-space parking garage. Astoria Tower was completed in 2009. Warman Development was the developer. FitzGerald Associates was the architecture firm and KLM Construction was the construction manager. Astoria Tower was originally built as a condominium, and a number of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 26, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Views, high and low, from the South Loop

Aerial view of South Loop

The South Loop has a different perspective on Chicago’s skyline, and it’s often a great one. We begin with the views from a 41st floor penthouse at The Columbian. Its location at 1160 S Michigan Ave affords unbroken views of Grant and Millennium Parks, Navy Pier and the Museum Campus. While we’re on the subject ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 23, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The South Loop’s Astoria Tower is an ideal spot for students

Art Institute

Chicago’s downtown area is home to more than two dozen college and university campuses boasting tens of thousands of students. Some of those students live in student housing, but the majority opt for the greater amenities, convenience and privacy offered by apartment living. Renting an apartment is often more financially attractive than dorm living. Astoria ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 29, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

What rental agents like about the South Loop’s Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower Chicago

Astoria Tower, a newer rental high-rise in the South Loop, recently hosted an open house for rental service agents to showcase its new business center and theater and the rest of its extensive amenities. In the video four rental agents chat about what they like best about Astoria Tower’s location, amenities and its studio, 1- ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 18, 2013

Don’t overlook construction noise when renting your next apartment

Astoria Tower Chicago view

Yesterday I stepped out onto the balcony of an 18th floor northwest corner unit at Astoria Tower, 40 E 9th St in the South Loop, to capture the above view. At the left center of the view you can see two cranes pounding caissons into the ground for two new mid-rise apartment buildings. From the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 17, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

This week’s South Loop apartment availability changes

South Loop aerial

If you’ve been closely following our weekly report on what’s actually available for rent in the South Loop you’ll notice some significant changes this week. Two buildings are offering 1-bedroom units at more than $200 below the previous week’s lowest rents, and two other buildings have 2-bedrooms at more than $600 below last week’s highest ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 20, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Holiday cheer at South Loop’s Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower Chicago

Astoria Tower, a full-amenity new high-rise in Chicago’s South Loop, hosts a series of events for its residents throughout the year. They’re a great way for residents to get to know each other and the staff in a relaxed setting – and sample some great food while doing so. Join us at Astoria Tower’s annual ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 20, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Crescent Heights acquires 3 acres of South Loop land

Crescent Heights South Loop site

S Loop Chicago Development, LLC, a single-purpose entity which is part of a group of companies affiliated with Crescent Heights, has purchased approximately 3 acres of land in the South Loop, it was announced today by Jason Buchberg, Vice President of the company. The purchase consists of two sites in the highly-trafficked Michigan / Roosevelt ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 18, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Why Astoria Tower residents love living there

Astoria Tower video

Astoria Tower, a full-amenity new high-rise in Chicago’s South Loop, hosts a series of events for its residents throughout the year. Join us at a party and barbecue on Astoria Tower’s sprawling terraces, meet some of the residents, and hear what they love about living in the building and the neighborhood. When asked what they ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 22, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop views, high and low

View west from Park Michigan

The South Loop has a different perspective on Chicago’s skyline, and it’s often a great one. We begin with the views from a 41st floor penthouse at The Columbian. Its location at 1160 S Michigan Ave affords unbroken views of Grant and Millennium Parks, Navy Pier and the Museum Campus. While we’re on the subject ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 17, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The updated amenities at the South Loop’s Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower video

Astoria Tower, 8 E 9th St in Chicago’s South Loop, was built as condos but converted to luxury rentals. The high-rise building started with an extensive amenities package, which new ownership has extended and made more stylish. There’s an indoor pool with whirlpool, sauna and steam room adjacent to the fully-equipped fitness room. The pool ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 1, 2012
ChicagoWest / Southwest

The outdoor art scene in Lawndale

Lawndale graffiti

Yesterday’s travels found me shooting video at a rental high-rise in the South Loop, viewing lofts in University Village, and checking out the outdoor art scene on the streets of Lawndale after a tour of 26th Street shops (video). My first stop in Lawndale was just east of Kedzie on 27th Street, a must-visit location ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 4, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Condo-quality apartments in a great South Loop location

Astoria Tower video

Chicago’s South Loop is a neighborhood that sprawls nearly two miles from north to south. Astoria Tower, an apartment high-rise built as condominiums, enjoys an enviable location toward the northern end of the South Loop, close to Grant Park, colleges and universities and an easy walk from the Loop itself. The full-amenity building has door ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 6, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The red, white and blue view from Astoria Tower

View north from Astoria Tower

It was one of those view days in Chicago, sunny and with an unclouded blue sky. I was visiting Astoria Tower for a video shoot, and stepped out on a northwest corner balcony for a look at the skyline. Most of the view is familiar to anyone who has spent some time in South Loop ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 10, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The views from Golub’s proposed South Loop apartments

View from Astoria Tower Chicago

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reported earlier today that Golub & Co. is buying the southeast corner of 9th and State Street from the city, and plans to build a 35-story, 392-apartment tower on the site. The deal joins the crowded field building and vying to build more than 7,000 new apartments in the greater ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 8, 2011