Tag: Downtown Loop

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Summit on Lake update – and a temporary view

Summit on Lake update – and a temporary view

Earlier today I was in a meeting at 150 N Michigan and spent some time admiring the views from a west-facing office. The windows offered a cle ...
An aerial progress report on K2 at K Station

An aerial progress report on K2 at K Station

If you time travel back 10 years the Fulton River District was a largely barren area, and it would have been hard to envision how swiftly it has d ...
An aerial progress report on 360 West Hubbard

An aerial progress report on 360 West Hubbard

The tower portion of the 43-story, 450-unit apartment high-rise at 360 West Hubbard in River North has risen eight stories out of the ground. ...
The West Loop Target stands out

The West Loop Target stands out

As you approach downtown Chicago from the air, or along the Eisenhower Expressway, one building is a clear, colorful standout. It's the huge n ...
Two new apartment towers are topped out

Two new apartment towers are topped out

The Coast (center left, above) and 500 North Lake Shore Drive (center right, above) have both reached their full height and are proceeding toward ...
Seeing Trump Tower and Legacy for the first time

Seeing Trump Tower and Legacy for the first time

Flying around Chicago this morning and trying to comprehend its visual richness I couldn't help thinking of a Simon & Garfunkel 59th Street Bridge ...
Great Chicago blocks – East Bellevue Place in the Gold Coast

Great Chicago blocks – East Bellevue Place in the Gold Coast

Chicago, as the old saw goes, is a city of neighborhoods. It's also a city of blocks, ranging from great to grating, and for many Chicagoans their ...
Dozens of dining options near Park Michigan Apartments

Dozens of dining options near Park Michigan Apartments

The Park Michigan Apartments, at 1212 South Michigan, is one of our clients and every time I've visited I've noticed a restaurant -- or two -- tha ...
Lakefront Chicago landlords upgrading nearly everything

Lakefront Chicago landlords upgrading nearly everything

The spate of stories you've been reading recently about record-high rents and low vacancy rates might have you wondering whether Chicago landlords ...
The Lex is renting rapidly in the South Loop

The Lex is renting rapidly in the South Loop

Yet another newly-opened high-rise is reporting what would typically be considered a torrid rent-up pace. The leasing office at The LEX, a Sou ...
The South Loop and West Loop revisited

The South Loop and West Loop revisited

Five years ago we sat down with David Chase and Keith Giles, developers who were strongly identified with the West Loop and South Loop, respective ...
Park Michigan Apartments makeover adds Snap Fitness

Park Michigan Apartments makeover adds Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness bills itself as a club "packed with the industry's best cardio and exercise equipment." Construction is scheduled to begin shortl ...
New Streeterville apartments at The Seneca on Chestnut

New Streeterville apartments at The Seneca on Chestnut

The Seneca, a historic hotel at 200 E Chestnut St in Streeterville, is being transformed into 260 apartments by Waterton Residential. We stoppe ...
K2 at K Station nearing its full height

K2 at K Station nearing its full height

K2 at K Station has added six floors in the three weeks since my last visit. The 34-story, 496-unit apartment tower in the Fulton River Distric ...
An updated look at The Maxwell

An updated look at The Maxwell

Some low-intensity site prep work was underway when I visited the site of The Maxwell in the early afternoon yesterday. The Bond Companies' ...
A rooftop pool party where the Gold Coast meets Old Town

A rooftop pool party where the Gold Coast meets Old Town

The apartment high-rise at 1120 North LaSalle boasts a rooftop pool with a second-tier deck and spectacular views of Chicago's skyline. Th ...
Pete’s breaking ground six months after its groundbreaking

Pete’s breaking ground six months after its groundbreaking

Six months ago, several weeks after the ceremonial groundbreaking for a new Pete's Fresh Market, there was no sign of activity at the site, at the ...
Gorgeous sunset views from a 67th floor Hancock rehab

Gorgeous sunset views from a 67th floor Hancock rehab

The condominiums at Chicago's Hancock building start on the 44th floor. That level functions as a grand public space for residents to meet, mingle ...
Tablets on Michigan Avenue, then and now

Tablets on Michigan Avenue, then and now

As I watched tourists in front of the Hancock building using their tablet cameras to photograph Fourth Presbyterian Church, I couldn't help wonder ...
A Via Como Due update, ten years on

A Via Como Due update, ten years on

The 34 rowhomes in the Via Como Due development occupy part of the site of the Como Inn, a quirky, rambling Chicago icon for more than 70 years un ...
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