Tag: High-rise

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Apartments with a dog park at the edge of the Gold Coast

Apartments with a dog park at the edge of the Gold Coast

The contemporary high-rise apartment building at 1000 N LaSalle is adjacent to a tranquil private dog park. The tree-shrouded area is a favorite a ...
McClurg Court joins the month’s free rent movement

McClurg Court joins the month’s free rent movement

The new apartment buildings all seem to be offering a month's free rent as an incentive to renters. We recently noted that EnV was the first "t ...
A River North apartment rent update

A River North apartment rent update

If you're looking to rent an apartment in River North, you can see all of your managed apartment building options on YoChicago's availability list ...
Rental deal of the day – a Gold Coast 3-bedroom

Rental deal of the day – a Gold Coast 3-bedroom

Planned Property Management, hosts a year-round series of events for its residents, but few are as much fun as the pool parties. One of the par ...
Video tours of twenty-one Lakeview East apartments

Video tours of twenty-one Lakeview East apartments

You can spend less than an hour seeing some of Lakeview East's best apartment buildings in YoChicago video tours. Or you can waste an hour at an a ...
New condos, de Luigi’s horse, a lion-faced con, hula hoop girl and more

New condos, de Luigi’s horse, a lion-faced con, hula hoop girl and more

If you're in the market for an affordable, newly-built condo in or near the Loop you're aware that your options are dwindling. The award-winni ...
Tour seventeen Lincoln Park apartment buildings via video

Tour seventeen Lincoln Park apartment buildings via video

You can spend half an hour at an apartment rental service waiting to repeat the information you've already given over the phone to a rookie agent ...
Guerrilla marketing for 500 LSD opposite East Bank Club

Guerrilla marketing for 500 LSD opposite East Bank Club

When East Bank Club members leave the building they're confronted with a large, two-panel billboard touting the recently-opened 500 Lake Shore Dri ...
See what’s for rent in River North

See what’s for rent in River North

As of two days ago, site clearance was nearly complete for a proposed 216-unit apartment tower at 212 W Illinois. If you're looking to rent an ...
A new Streeterville high-rise puts on the best show in town

A new Streeterville high-rise puts on the best show in town

Chicago high-rises are typically built on tight sites that impose stringent demands on construction staging. Just-in-time delivery of materials i ...
Was The Peshtigo a better building than 500 Lake Shore Drive?

Was The Peshtigo a better building than 500 Lake Shore Drive?

My short answer: no. In my take, a built building is always better than an unbuilt one. The legions of architectural critics can weigh in on th ...
The bluebird of happiness at Kingsbury Plaza apartments

The bluebird of happiness at Kingsbury Plaza apartments

If you look closely at the above photo (click to enlarge) you'll see a bluebird among the tulips. Life is sweet, tender and complete When you ...
The South Loop’s Astoria Tower is an ideal spot for students

The South Loop’s Astoria Tower is an ideal spot for students

Chicago's downtown area is home to more than two dozen college and university campuses boasting tens of thousands of students. Some of those st ...
Amenity-rich apartments in Hyde Park / Kenwood

Amenity-rich apartments in Hyde Park / Kenwood

The Sutherland was built as a hotel and briefly converted to a military hospital. Its most famous incarnation, however, was as a music venue frequ ...
Images of domesticity and an architect’s beat-up mother-in-law

Images of domesticity and an architect’s beat-up mother-in-law

The elevator lobby at 100 East Bellevue immerses you in images of domestic bliss. On the outside chance that you missed the message, the h ...
The Park Michigan apartments, an outdoor living paradise

The Park Michigan apartments, an outdoor living paradise

Residents at Park Michigan Apartments enjoy a South Loop location that's hard to beat. The intersection of Roosevelt Road and Michigan Avenue ...
The easiest way to find a River North apartment

The easiest way to find a River North apartment

We recently noted that JDL Development had apparently begun work on a new 216-unit apartment tower and that Smithfield Properties had gained Plan ...
A 235 Van Buren commute, via water taxi to Michigan Ave

A 235 Van Buren commute, via water taxi to Michigan Ave

The award-winning Ralph Johnson-designed condominium tower at 235 Van Buren in Chicago's Loop is transit-oriented development at its best. A CTA B ...
Two free months at EnV – a sign of a softening market?

Two free months at EnV – a sign of a softening market?

Renters at EnV in River North might be envious of the views (and closet space) enjoyed by residents of nearby buildings. Will residents of those b ...
111 West Wacker and two other busts

111 West Wacker and two other busts

Viewed from the Merchandise Mart, busts of John Wanamaker (left) and George Huntington Hartford frame the construction underway at 111 W Wacker. ...
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