Tag: High-rise

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A hard-hat tour of Mondial and the rooftop views

A hard-hat tour of Mondial and the rooftop views

Mondial was still under construction in the River West neighborhood when architect / developer Jack Berger took us on a hard-hat tour. As we scan ...
Take a hard hat and penthouse tour of 235 Van Buren

Take a hard hat and penthouse tour of 235 Van Buren

The Ralph Johnson-designed high-rise in the Loop at 235 Van Buren now rises 46 stories above the ground. It had peaked out at 40 when we rode the ...
Trulia rental scam watch and American Realty Pros

Trulia rental scam watch and American Realty Pros

We recently wrote about Trulia's doomed efforts to cut back on apartment rental scams in its listings. The scams continue, as they always will ...
Say goodbye to Streeter Place views?

Say goodbye to Streeter Place views?

The Sun-Times is reporting that Golub & Co. is seeking zoning approval to build a 42-story high-rise and an 11-story building on a site between Gr ...
South Loop Market opening in September at 235 Van Buren

South Loop Market opening in September at 235 Van Buren

I met Jimmy, one of the owners, at the South Loop Market this morning. It's a family-run business, and Jimmy's wife and 8-month old daughter looke ...
Lincoln Park high-rise living near Clark and Fullerton

Lincoln Park high-rise living near Clark and Fullerton

The high-rises fronting Chicago's Lincoln Park offer some of the most attractive living options anywhere in the US, but the character of the a ...
A never-lived in home in the Gold Coast

A never-lived in home in the Gold Coast

It might take some imagination to adapt the sizable 1-bedroom units at The Carlyle, 1040 N Lake Shore Drive to the way you live. When you hear "1 ...
A great floor plan at the Gold Coast’s Park Astor

A great floor plan at the Gold Coast’s Park Astor

The Park Astor, 1515 N Astor St, is one of those "sleeper" buildings built in the late 60s, but with qualities atypical of that era. The Park A ...
The largest 2-bedroom at The Carlyle, 1040 North Lake Shore Dr

The largest 2-bedroom at The Carlyle, 1040 North Lake Shore Dr

The square footage of units at The Carlyle, 1040 N Lake Shore Dr, typically doubles and occasionally triples that in buildings of lesser stature. ...
Rental open house pick – a furnished 4-bedroom in Streeterville

Rental open house pick – a furnished 4-bedroom in Streeterville

222 East Chestnut is a boutique vintage doorman building that has only two units per floor, a gym and a sundeck. It's one of the few remaining bui ...
Stanley Tigerman’s sophisticated spaceship at Water Tower Place

Stanley Tigerman’s sophisticated spaceship at Water Tower Place

Chris Hancock greeted me on the 57th floor of Water Tower Place saying "this home is like nothing you've ever seen before." Having seen many thous ...
Recent views from the Gold Coast and Streeterville

Recent views from the Gold Coast and Streeterville

Yesterday and today I visited half a dozen beautiful Gold Coast and Streeterville condos for video tours that you'll see in the upcoming days. In ...
A high-rise home near the Gold Coast farmers market

A high-rise home near the Gold Coast farmers market

Early Saturday morning I met Lori and Clark at the Division Street Farmers Market to see and chat about the scene that's a 30-second stroll from t ...
The best value at The Carlyle

The best value at The Carlyle

Everything about The Carlyle is out of the ordinary, beginning with its Gold Coast location overlooking Oak Street Beach. The Carlyle's reside ...
A Benjamin Marshall Gold Coast classic

A Benjamin Marshall Gold Coast classic

When 1200 North Lake Shore Drive was built in 1912 it attracted residents with some of Chicago's most storied names: Field, Armour and Wrigley. ...
Was the Alderman misquoted on the proposed Gold Coast apartment tower?

Was the Alderman misquoted on the proposed Gold Coast apartment tower?

Crain's Chicago Business (subscription required) Is reporting that Jewel is taking bids from high-rise developers for its site at Clark and Divisi ...
Lucien Lagrange’s finest achievement

Lucien Lagrange’s finest achievement

If you had to choose a single word to characterize well-known architects as a group, you'd be unlikely to choose "humility." Frank Lloyd Wright, f ...
High-rise living in Lincoln Park, Part 2

High-rise living in Lincoln Park, Part 2

The high-rises fronting Chicago's Lincoln Park offer some of the most attractive living options anywhere in the US, but the character of the area ...
High-rise living in Lincoln Park

High-rise living in Lincoln Park

The high-rises fronting Chicago's Lincoln Park offer some of the most attractive living options anywhere in the US. The park and its neighborhood ...
Outer Drive East, 400 East Randolph, New East Side

Outer Drive East, 400 East Randolph, New East Side

When it was completed in 1963, the 40-story, 955-unit Outer Drive East was the world's largest apartment building, the only residential building e ...
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