Tag: Lakeshore East

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Contextual views of the new Coast and Optima Center apartment towers

Contextual views of the new Coast and Optima Center apartment towers

Architects are generally sensitive to the context in which their buildings will be situated. Building renderings and photos, however, rarely sh ...
Take an apartment walk with Stephanie and Katie

Take an apartment walk with Stephanie and Katie

Stephanie Konow and Katie Bommarito are former rental services agents who grew frustrated with that business and set out to connect Chicago tenant ...
The Coast – eye-catching architecture and eye-rolling ad copy

The Coast – eye-catching architecture and eye-rolling ad copy

The Coast, a 49-story mixed-use glass tower at 345 E Wacker Dr in the Lakeshore East area of the New East Side, is slated to contain 515 apartment ...
Hubbard Place apartments rising rapidly, targeting October occupancy

Hubbard Place apartments rising rapidly, targeting October occupancy

The 495-unit, 43-story Hubbard Place is rising rapidly at 360 W Hubbard in River North, and is about three-quarters of the way toward its full height. ...
Aqua’s underutilized high-floor balconies

Aqua’s underutilized high-floor balconies

In the torrent of words that's been written about Aqua's balconies, I haven't seen any mention of the fact that they're almost completely unused. ...
YoChicago’s best new homes of 2007, an update

YoChicago’s best new homes of 2007, an update

Five years ago yesterday we posted the picks of our then editorial staff for Chicago's best new homes 2007. Our staff had a near-perfect record ...
Tales from an apartment hunt – bathtub fungus and utility bills

Tales from an apartment hunt – bathtub fungus and utility bills

If you have tales you'd like to share from your apartment hunt, add them in a comment or email yojoe at yochicago dot com. Here's the sixth rep ...
$1,950 rent conundrum – an Aqua convertible or a 2-bedroom, 2-bath across the street

$1,950 rent conundrum – an Aqua convertible or a 2-bedroom, 2-bath across the street

Here's a good test of what you prioritize and value in your next apartment. Consider a convertible studio and a 2-bedroom, 2-bath in two different ...
Three-bedroom rental shootout – Aqua vs 340 on the Park

Three-bedroom rental shootout – Aqua vs 340 on the Park

If you're in the market for a high-end rental on Chicago's New East Side you have options in two very different buildings in the complex: Aqua and ...
The Coast will cost Aqua, Tides, Shoreham, Aon and 340 some views

The Coast will cost Aqua, Tides, Shoreham, Aon and 340 some views

The Coast will definitely not be clear. The new 499-unit 45-story rental tower that's coming out of the ground at 345 E Wacker Dr as part ...
Up on the roof at Aqua – views that speak for themselves

Up on the roof at Aqua – views that speak for themselves

Join Todd Wendell, who was the project manager for the design team at Aqua, on the roof above the penthouse level, over 800 feet above Chicago, c ...
A New East Side apartment walk with Katie and Stephanie

A New East Side apartment walk with Katie and Stephanie

Stephanie Konow and Katie Bommarito are former rental services agents who grew frustrated with that business and set out to connect Chicago tenant ...
At Lakeshore East, The Coast will block The Tides

At Lakeshore East, The Coast will block The Tides

Ever since the announcement of a new tower at Lakeshore East fronting `Wacker Drive there's been speculation about how it would affect the views f ...
Should you rent an apartment or a condo at Lakeshore East?

Should you rent an apartment or a condo at Lakeshore East?

The Lakeshore East mega-development on Chicago's New East Side has three rental towers, The Tides, The Shoreham and Aqua, which also has condomini ...
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 ...
Will the new Lakeshore East apartment tower block Aqua’s views?

Will the new Lakeshore East apartment tower block Aqua’s views?

If you want to stay current on news about Chicago high-rise developments, the SkyscraperCity High-rise Development News forum is a must-visit. Th ...
Curbed: Lakeshore East market nears completion

Curbed: Lakeshore East market nears completion

Remember that supermarket that Magellan Development started building at Lakeshore East last year? It's almost finished. Mark Boyer of Curbed stopp ...
New Lakeshore East tower could break ground in June

New Lakeshore East tower could break ground in June

On Monday, Curbed's Mark Boyer shared some new renderings of Magellan Development's next endeavor at Lakeshore East: a Brininstool, Kerwin & Lynch ...
The nearly news: Resales faring well at 340 on the Park

The nearly news: Resales faring well at 340 on the Park

Most of the condos at 340 on the Park closed for the first time in 2007. The tower, located at 340 E Randolph St in Lakeshore East (across the street ...
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