Tag: High-rise

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Looking down on South Loop development sites

Looking down on South Loop development sites

The yellow and white tower cranes in the above photo mark the sites, respectively, of the new Jones College Prep building and a new dorm under con ...
Rent a furnished apartment in a Lincoln Park landmark

Rent a furnished apartment in a Lincoln Park landmark

Chicagoans have long known the Belden-Stratford, a Beaux Arts landmark opposite the Lincoln Park Conservatory, as a hotel and the home of outstand ...
Rarely seen views of Chicago skyscrapers

Rarely seen views of Chicago skyscrapers

Whether you spend your days earthbound or high up on Chicago high-rises, there are some sights you'll never see, no matter how many different venu ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
A new fitness center at a Lake Shore Drive high-rise

A new fitness center at a Lake Shore Drive high-rise

The high-rise apartment building at 3130 N Lake Shore Dr in Lakeview East has been undergoing an extensive makeover during the past several months ...
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 ...
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 ...
Why Astoria Tower residents love living there

Why Astoria Tower residents love living there

Astoria Tower, a full-amenity new high-rise in Chicago's South Loop, hosts a series of events for its residents throughout the year. Join us at ...
Movies in the Park at Echelon at K Station

Movies in the Park at Echelon at K Station

Within the past few years Chicago's Fulton River District has become a lively community packed with restaurants, nightlife and neighborhood activi ...
Quote of the day – usable rooftop surfaces fundamental to modernism

Quote of the day – usable rooftop surfaces fundamental to modernism

Several scaffolds and teams of workmen were hanging from Erie on the Park, 510 W Erie, last week. The building, which was completed 10 years a ...
K2 construction update – a crane jump, paint and the heat

K2 construction update – a crane jump, paint and the heat

Late last week four 20-foot sections were added to the tower crane at K2 at K Station, bringing it to its final height and enabling construction t ...
An apartment dweller ages out of Division Street

An apartment dweller ages out of Division Street

Planned Property Management has four contemporary high-rise apartment buildings a few short blocks from both the Division and Rush Street bar, nig ...
Rent an unavailable apartment from an unlicensed agent

Rent an unavailable apartment from an unlicensed agent

This Craigslist ad is a classic of the Chicago apartment rental service genre, illustrating several of the time-wasting traps that anyone foolish ...
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