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1345 Wabash buyer snapshot: Meet Craig and Jennifer

Craig and Jennifer 1345

Jennifer and Craig currently reside in a rental residence in the South Loop. They recently purchased a new condominium at 1345 Wabash, and were kind enough to share with us some of the reasoning surrounding their purchase. What did you choose to purchase at 1345 Wabash? We love that 1345 Wabash is a no-amenities building. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 11, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Scenes from the Bash on Wabash, next door to 1345 Wabash

Bash on Wabash

The Bash on Wabash is an annual weekend event sponsored by the Greater South Loop Association. It’s held in the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Wabash – just outside the new condos under construction at 1345 Wabash. 1345 Wabash is the first new condo development in the South Loop in nearly half a dozen years, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 3, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Assembling the South Loop’s newest condos

1345 S Wabash

The site of 1345 Wabash, the first new condo development built in the South Loop in years, is currently a busy staging area for skilled trades shaping and assembling a bewildering variety of forms and materials. The end result of all the activity will be a sleek building that makes a distinctive statement in the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Parks and more at new South Loop condos

Coliseum Park

Grant Park, Chicago’s 319-acre “front yard,” is a few short blocks from 1345 Wabash, the new condos under construction in the South Loop. The sloping lawn at the new skate park under construction at Grant Park will serve up dramatic views of the wall of buildings fronting the north and west sides of Grant Park. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 14, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos making rapid progress

1345 S Wabash

If you’re at Gioco, Zapatista, Asian Outpost, Flo & Santos or The Scout, head a few feet south from that quintet of outstanding restaurants to check out the progress at 1345 Wabash. The architecturally-distinctive new condo tower is rising rapidly out of the ground on a block that’s a South Loop dining destination, and close ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 8, 2014
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Start of construction spurs sales at 1345 Wabash

1345 S Wabash

The new 15-story condominium at 1345 Wabash in the South Loop has begun to rise out of the ground and is on pace to add a floor every five working days. 1345 Wabash is the first new condo tower in downtown Chicago in years, and it’s targeting occupancy in March of next year. “We have ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 1, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Food options proliferate near new 1345 Wabash condos

Trader Joe's South Loop

Residents at the new condos currently under construction at 1345 Wabash in the South Loop will find a dizzying array of food shopping and dining options nearby – just part of the location’s allure as one of the most convenient and vibrant in Chicago. Jewel-Osco and Trader Joe’s are a block north at Roosevelt Rd. ...

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

1345 Wabash condos have a focus on design

1345 S Wabash

A focus on design is nothing new for the CMK Companies. CMK has a history of creating architecturally distinctive high-rises that are, according to NewCity Design, “a relief from the so-so-ness of neighboring condo buildings.” At 1345 Wabash in the South Loop CMK has once again teamed up with Brininstool + Lynch, an architecture firm ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 16, 2014
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1345 Wabash condos begin to rise in South Loop

1345 Wabash

Probably the most important milestone in the completion of a high-rise building is the erection of the tower crane that does the heavy lifting of the building’s materials. The tower crane at 1345 Wabash was fully assembled during the past several days, despite some weather-related delays. The first new condominium high-rise built in the South ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 27, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos in a convenient, fun location

1345 Wabash

1345 Wabash, which is under construction in the South Loop, is the first new condo high-rise in the neighborhood in six years. The building has a terrific location, within a short walk of bars, destination restaurants, grocery shopping, parks and public transportation. 1345 Wabash is aiming to set a higher standard for design and style. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 23, 2014
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South Loop construction update, 1345 Wabash

1345 Wabash

Since the time of our last visit to 1345 Wabash in the South Loop work has been completed on the concrete pad that will anchor the tower crane that will hoist materials for the 15-story building. 1345 Wabash is the first new condo high-rise to be built in Chicago’s South Loop in nearly 6 years. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 17, 2014
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Will Basecamp River North have Chicago’s best rowhouse views?

Basecamp view

Foundation work is underway at Basecamp River North, a 47-unit rowhouse development at 450 W Oak that was announced last December. The first two phases of the Near North Side development are sold out. Phase III units are priced from $562,900 for 3-bedroom, 3-baths and $749,900 for 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath homes. The first photo ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 16, 2014
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New South Loop condos invite you to stop renting

1345 Wabash

Rents in top-tier downtown Chicago apartment buildings surged in the first quarter of the year, up 7.6% over the previous quarter, according to a recent Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily report. “The market was on fire,” according to a local analyst quoted by Crain’s. There’s a simple way to protect yourself against soaring rents: stop ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 30, 2014
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Sample the best of the South Loop lifestyle on Wabash

Zapatista

The forecast is for comfortably warm and sunny weather this weekend, perfect conditions for an early alfresco dinner before Saturday night’s Blackhawks playoff game. Head for the 1300 block of Wabash in the South Loop, where you’ll find four great restaurants with outdoor seating: Gioco, Zapatista, Asian Outpost and Flo & Santos. Whichever restaurant you ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 23, 2014
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South Loop construction update, 1345 Wabash

1345 Wabash

The pilings that will support the new 15-story condo building at 1345 Wabash are in the ground and the pile-driving crane is being disassembled and readied for removal from the site. The Komatsu excavator toward the right of the photo is working on the base of the tower crane, which is slated to begin rising ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 20, 2014
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New South Loop condos on a buffered bike path

Aerial view South Loop

The South Loop is one of Chicago’s more bike-friendly neighborhoods and Wabash Ave, one of its bike-friendliest streets, is slated to become more so. The bike lanes along Wabash between Cermak Rd (2200 S) and Harrison St (600 S) are “buffer protected.” If you don’t understand that term, click on the aerial view above to ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 7, 2014
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A first look inside the 1345 Wabash design center

1345 S Wabash

CMK has a history of creating architecturally distinctive high-rises that are, according to NewCity Design, “a relief from the so-so-ness of neighboring condo buildings.” At 1345 Wabash in the South Loop CMK has once again teamed up with Brininstool + Lynch, an architecture firm “credited with breathing new life into Chicago’s modernist tradition.” A sales ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 29, 2014

The Villas at Great House break ground at Sailrock, South Caicos

Sailrock South Caicos

Sailrock in South Caicos has begun construction on the Villas at Great House, the primary resort component associated with Sailrock. The first phase of the project, which will be completed In 2015, will consist of Beach Front Villas, Ridgetop Villas and the Great House. This low-density resort, set on 42 acres, embraces the spirit of ...

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

Why Karen and Jim bought a second home at 235 Van Buren

Karen and Jim, 235 Van Buren

After nearly three decades in the suburbs, Karen and Jim wanted an urban experience and a place to stay after late nights at a downtown dinner. They looked at dozens of places online, and visited ten before narrowing their choices to a River North condo and one at 235 Van Buren, at the edge of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 4, 2013
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Renting vs owning a new 2-bedroom condo at 235 Van Buren

235 Van Buren video

If you’re like many of the visitors to the condominium tower at 235 Van Buren, the new Ralph Johnson-designed condo at the edge of Chicago’s Loop, you’re wondering whether you should buy or rent. We’ve done some of the calculations for you. Here’s the scenario for the purchase of Unit 2219, a 1,048 square foot ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 23, 2013