Tag: Downtown Loop

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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 ...
New City YMCA site in play

New City YMCA site in play

Crain's is reporting, behind its paywall, that John Bucksbaum, former CEO of General Growth Properties, is bidding for the former New City YMCA si ...
Tower crane trivia at K2

Tower crane trivia at K2

I spent some time yesterday chatting with Marie, an 18-year veteran crane operator, who will be half of the team running the tower crane at K2 at ...
Old Main Post Office – I hear a deafening roar of BS

Old Main Post Office – I hear a deafening roar of BS

Here's the lead paragraph from today's Chicago Real Estate Daily on Martin Mulryan, the "point man for Old Main Post Office:" When Martin Mulr ...
Erecting the tower crane at K2 at K Station

Erecting the tower crane at K2 at K Station

A well-run high-rise construction site is an amazing scene, buzzing with a variety of activities, with massive amounts of material arriving consta ...

A surplus of superlatives in new Trump video

Various members of the family Trump appear in this 5-minute superlative-stuffed sashay through their Chicago tower. "We really feel like we've ...
Day one of a 5-day build-a-crane show at K2

Day one of a 5-day build-a-crane show at K2

The new apartment tower at K2 at K Station is rolling along. McHugh Construction completed the drilling of 120 80-foot deep caissons in just 2 ...
Nearly a third of East LSD co-op available for rent

Nearly a third of East LSD co-op available for rent

There's been a flurry of media buzz lately about Oprah Winfrey's co-op at 199 East Lake Shore Drive being offered for rent at $15,000 a month. Cur ...
When Bob’s cat catapulted from Marina City

When Bob’s cat catapulted from Marina City

In Steve McQueen's The Hunter there's a famous scene where a car hurtles off Marina City's parking ramp into the Chicago River. Dennis Rodkin's v ...
Chicago’s neighborhood misspelling bee

Chicago’s neighborhood misspelling bee

What's the most commonly misspelled Chicago neighborhood? It's not Lake View. The neighborhood's official name is spelled as two words, but the ...
Site work underway at Optima’s 200 East Illinois apartments

Site work underway at Optima’s 200 East Illinois apartments

A week ago Crain's reported that Optima had secured financing for and was getting ready to break ground on a 42-story, 325-unit Streeterville apar ...
On Lake Shore Drive, unpaving a parking lot to put up paradise

On Lake Shore Drive, unpaving a parking lot to put up paradise

In our profile of 1350 – 1360 N Lake Shore Dr we noted that the demolition of the city's grandest mansion on the site proceeded with little contro ...
Pre-leasing underway at Randolph Tower in the Loop

Pre-leasing underway at Randolph Tower in the Loop

Randolph Tower, at 188 W Randolph St, is undergoing a conversion from office to residential use, with occupancy expected in the first quarter of next ...

SOAR – Seniors Opposed to Anything, Really

I don't know which is more amusing – The Chicago Architecture Blog's characterizing the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents (SOAR) as " loc ...
Are parts of the West Loop poised for housing price appreciation?

Are parts of the West Loop poised for housing price appreciation?

Price appreciation in Chicago real estate? In this market? Am I out of my mind to be talking about appreciation? For more than a decade Chicago ...
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