Tag: Downtown Loop

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Oakwood 200 Squared makes winter wonderful

Oakwood 200 Squared makes winter wonderful

While residents of other neighborhoods are slogging through the snow and braving Chicago's winter winds, residents at Oakwood 200 Squared grab a c ...
Deceiving with images, Mondial apartments edition

Deceiving with images, Mondial apartments edition

It's not uncommon for Chicago apartment websites and videos to engage in a little puffery about the advantages of their location. WalkScore.co ...
73 East Lake apartment tower gains Plan Commission approval

73 East Lake apartment tower gains Plan Commission approval

The Chicago Architecture Blog is reporting that the 42-story, 332-unit rental tower proposed for 73 East Lake St has been approved by the Chicago ...
MLS-listed downtown rental market remains strong

MLS-listed downtown rental market remains strong

When we first began tracking the inventory of MLS-listed rentals in 15 downtown ZIP codes, in November of 2009, there were 1,927 units available f ...
Alta at K Station focuses holiday giving on children

Alta at K Station focuses holiday giving on children

Chicago's real estate brokers and developers have a long, proud tradition of charitable giving throughout the year, and they typically step up the ...
360 W Hubbard high-rise site still a parking lot

360 W Hubbard high-rise site still a parking lot

As of this morning the parking lot at 360 W Hubbard St, which is slated to be the site of a new 43-story, 450-unit apartment tower, remains open f ...
The view from a 49th floor master bath

The view from a 49th floor master bath

A penthouse, strictly defined, is "the top floor of a tall building, typically luxuriously fitted, and offering fine views." Real estate agents ...
Oakwood 200 Squared voted best of 2011

Oakwood 200 Squared voted best of 2011

Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), the architecture firm that designed many of Chicago's signature buildings, has been the recipient of countless award ...
Drilling the caissons at Optima Center in Streeterville

Drilling the caissons at Optima Center in Streeterville

Ever wonder what keeps Chicago's giant high-rises from sinking into the ground under their own weight? The answer is caissons. Workers are curr ...
Home for the holidays at Oakwood 200 Squared

Home for the holidays at Oakwood 200 Squared

Chicago's Loop is always buzzing with events, pulsing with an energy level you can experience only in the heart of a few of the world's great citi ...
Three-bedroom rental shootout – Aqua vs 340 on the Park

Three-bedroom rental shootout – Aqua vs 340 on the Park

If you're in the market for a high-end rental on Chicago's New East Side you have options in two very different buildings in the complex: Aqua and ...

How Amli’s CEO views the downtown rental market

Abby Gallun from Crain's interviews AMLI Residential CEO's Greg Mutz on prospects for the downtown and suburban new construction rental markets in ...
Video tours of Playboy Mansion condos

Video tours of Playboy Mansion condos

Chicago Magazine's Dennis Rodkin takes you inside the largest unit at the Playboy Mansion, 1340 N State Pkwy, in the above video. The 7,874 squar ...
Meet Charlie Zechel, a master cement finisher

Meet Charlie Zechel, a master cement finisher

The focus of work this week at K2 at K Station is completing site excavation and forming and pouring the basement walls of this new high-rise apar ...
How will new university housing impact the downtown rental market?

How will new university housing impact the downtown rental market?

According to the Chicago Loop Alliance (pdf), more than 65,000 students attend classes in the Loop / South Loop area. Downtown Chicago campus ...
YoChicago’s most popular videos for the last 30 days

YoChicago’s most popular videos for the last 30 days

YoChicago's videos at YouTube were watched more than 55,000 times during the past 30 days. Our video at the Home Alone house, featured above, rece ...
The flying forms are flying at K2

The flying forms are flying at K2

We've been diligently following construction progress at K2 at K Station, a new rental high-rise, for the past several weeks. You can see video of ...
Dueling penthouses at Water Tower Place

Dueling penthouses at Water Tower Place

Two 72nd floor penthouse units have recently come on the market at Water Tower Place in Streeterville. Unit 7201 is a 2-bedroom, 2 ½ bath home ...
Year-end flurry of downtown high-rise sales

Year-end flurry of downtown high-rise sales

Crain's is reporting the sale of Flair Tower, 222 W Erie St, and 1212 S Michigan Ave, both rental apartment buildings. A sale may also be in the w ...
Mapping the new downtown apartment projects

Mapping the new downtown apartment projects

We've updated our list and map of downtown apartment projects that are proposed or under construction to add several recently-announced projects a ...
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