Tag: Downtown Loop

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The hard-to-miss signage for SoNo East

The hard-to-miss signage for SoNo East

The honking RENT NOW! sign for SoNo East apartments, 840 W Blackhawk St, is atop SoNo West. It's hard to miss even from points that are miles away ...
Construction checkup – 360 West Hubbard in River North

Construction checkup – 360 West Hubbard in River North

The 43-story tower at 360 West Hubbard is just coming out of the ground in River North. It won't be long before it obscures the south-facing views ...
Construction checkup – The Coast at Lakeshore East

Construction checkup – The Coast at Lakeshore East

The Coast, 345 E Wacker Dr, is about two-thirds of the way toward its ultimate 49-story height. It appears to be on track to meet its targeted complet ...
An updated look at Wacker Gateway Park

An updated look at Wacker Gateway Park

A few days ago the multi-year reconstruction of Congress Parkway and Wacker Drive passed a major milestone with the opening of all lanes on Congre ...
Meet Colleen McIntyre, manager of Park Michigan Apartments

Meet Colleen McIntyre, manager of Park Michigan Apartments

Colleen McIntyre, the property manager at Park Michigan Apartments in the South Loop, has more than 20 years' experience managing commercial and r ...
A reconstructed Gold Coast greystone for $3.5 million

A reconstructed Gold Coast greystone for $3.5 million

The 6,300 square foot single-family greystone at 48 E Cedar St in the Gold Coast was completely reconstructed two years ago. The 3-story plus l ...
Tour a corner concrete loft in the South Loop

Tour a corner concrete loft in the South Loop

This high-ceilinged 2-bedroom, 2-bath corner loft floods with light through large windows facing south and east. The 1,600 square foot condo ho ...
Why don’t you see dead pigeons and baby pigeons?

Why don’t you see dead pigeons and baby pigeons?

The question of dead pigeons is addressed in a current post at Atlantic Cities. Short answer: dead pigeons are tasty treats for many predators. ...
A K2 at K Station construction update

A K2 at K Station construction update

My recent schedule has kept me from spending as much time as I would have liked to at K2 at K Station, which is under construction in the Fulton R ...
Chicago new home sales down 90% from 5 years ago

Chicago new home sales down 90% from 5 years ago

Five years ago we posted the following report: Sales of new homes downtown fell 46 percent during the first quarter, according to a story in Cr ...
The South Loop, from the country’s hottest neighborhood to Chicago’s Las Vegas

The South Loop, from the country’s hottest neighborhood to Chicago’s Las Vegas

When our then-editor Barry Pearce picked up his copy of the June 2007 issue of Chicago Magazine, he was "astounded … to learn that the South Loop is p ...
Soap on a rope, high-rise edition

Soap on a rope, high-rise edition

Some high-rise buildings have very elaborately engineered machinery for washing their windows. For some buildings, window washing is as simple ...
The views from Park Michigan apartments

The views from Park Michigan apartments

The international-style apartment tower at 1212 S Michigan Ave changed ownership recently, and has been renamed Park Michigan to emphasize its loc ...
Chicago Real Estate Daily now in its sixth year

Chicago Real Estate Daily now in its sixth year

Day in and day out the best real estate reporting in Chicago can be found at Crain's Chicago Real Estate Daily. If you want to understand what's happe ...
215 West apartments paying top dollar to rental services

215 West apartments paying top dollar to rental services

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 pay ...
A renovated Old Town oasis for $2.5M

A renovated Old Town oasis for $2.5M

Twenty-five years ago you could have bought the equivalent of several square blocks of the western part of Old Town for unpaid taxes totaling less ...
77 West Huron offering a month’s free rent

77 West Huron offering a month’s free rent

When we looked in on 77 West Huron, back in March, the River North high-rise had 22 vacancies and was offering a $100 a month discount on 9 to 12- ...
Will NIMBYs howl at a packed Wolf Point meeting?

Will NIMBYs howl at a packed Wolf Point meeting?

The latest email newsletter from 42nd Ward Ald. Brendan Reilly brings word of an upcoming public meeting to discuss plans for a proposed developme ...
Revisiting the birth of River North

Revisiting the birth of River North

Five years ago Barry Pearce, who was YoChicago's editor at the time, sat down with developer Albert Friedman for a fascinating look back at River ...
A Gold Coast custom home on a high-floor corner

A Gold Coast custom home on a high-floor corner

1000 Lake Shore Plaza is at the corner of Oak Street, where Lake Shore Drive meets the Magnificent Mile. It's across from Oak Street Beach and st ...
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