Tag: Lakeshore East

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What’s up with these Yelp reviews of The Tides?

What’s up with these Yelp reviews of The Tides?

The reviews of The Tides apartment complex pictured above, posted four months apart, are almost word-for-word identical. Did the first reviewer's [...]
Did Coast cheap out on its apartment finishes?

Did Coast cheap out on its apartment finishes?

I haven't visited the new Coast rental tower yet, but I've been hearing negative feedback about the apartment finishes from people in the industry [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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