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Enjoy the great outdoors at the South Loop’s Astoria Tower

Grant Park

Residents at the South Loop‘s Astoria Tower are a short block away from Grant Park, Chicago’s 319-acre front yard. Tennis courts, ball fields, formal gardens, tree-shaded walkways, the Art Institute, Millennium Park, the lakefront trail and 12th Street Beach are a few of the nearby attractions. A seasonal farmers market, street fairs and festivals, neighborhood ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 12, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Celebrate Millennium Park’s 10th anniversary at Park Michigan Apartments

Crown Fountain

Millennium Park is a civic treasure and Chicago’s second most-popular tourist attraction. On July 16 Chicago will celebrate the 10th anniversaryof Millennium Park’s opening, but before that date the park will come alive with music, art, recreational and fitness events. Residents of the South Loop‘s Park Michigan apartments, 1212 S Michigan Ave, can enjoy a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Views of Grant Park and Millennium Park

Aerial view of Grant Park

Grant Park is walled-in on three sides by high-rise apartment, condo and office buildings, many of which offer sweeping, forever-uninterruptible (we hope) views of the park, Millennium Park and the Museum Campus. A view from the roof of Millennium Park Plaza, 151 N Michigan Ave. The above views are from a full-floor penthouse condo atop ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 20, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The views from Millennium Park Plaza

Millennium Park Plaza view

If you visit YoChicago with any frequency you know I’m addicted to visiting rooftops, high and low. Yesterday I wandered the block-long roof at Millennium Park Plaza, 151 N Michigan Ave, overlooking Millennium Park to the south and the Magnificent Mile to the north. The views from the roof are a good proxy for what ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 14, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Dennis Rodkin goes to heaven

400 East Randolph

Chicago Magazine’s Dennis Rodkin didn’t have to die to get to a place he deems to die for, the 6-level 19th floor penthouse at 6 N Michigan in the Loop. Read the details – except, curiously, for the address – in Rodkin’s Deal Estate column, and watch him wax rhapsodic in the above video. YoChicago’s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 9, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Nearly 90% sold four years ago, Legacy now at 63%

Legacy at Millennium Park views

Back in April of 2009 we rode the construction elevator to the 71st floor of Legacy at Millennium Park with Mesa Development‘s Jim Hanson. “Legacy is all about the views,” said Hanson, and the views, as you can see in the above shots by Michael Kardas, were stunning.   The sales pace was also stunning ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 11, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Views of Grant Park and Millennium Park

Grant Park, Chicago

Grant Park is walled-in on three sides by high-rise apartment, condo and office buildings, many of which offer sweeping, forever-uninterruptible (we hope) views of the park, Millennium Park and the Museum Campus. The above views are from a full-floor penthouse condo atop 888 S Michigan Ave. A view northeast from the roof of Park Michigan ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 14, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

View the Lurie Garden with Piet Oudolf

Saturday, September 17, marks the first annual Lurie Garden Fall Festival and Plant Sale, from 10 to 3. Tours of the garden will be available along with some kid-oriented fun – face painting, butterfly ring making and unspecified “worm-based activities.” The video takes you into Millennium Park’s Lurie Garden for a stunning look at its ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 17, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

HomePath – 43% price drop at The Heritage

HomePath program

Unit 2512, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath at The Heritage at Millennium Park, sold new for $650,000 in July of 2008. After a foreclosure and a series of price reductions it is currently offered at $372,000 under FNMA’s HomePath program. Jameson Sotheby’s Rhett Schrock has the listing. In the video, Steve Klein of the DK Home Team ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 13, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A Michigan Avenue rental — but few Michigan Avenue views — for $3.18 a square foot

The average price of a downtown Chicago apartment in 2Q 2010 hovered around $2.37 per square foot for Class A apartments and $2.03 for Class B apartments, according to Appraisal Research Counselors. If you drill into the 60602 ZIP code — a largely commercial stretch of the Loop bounded by Michigan Avenue and Madison, Randolph, ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on September 17, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A skyline drive through Grant Park

Last week, Zekas and I set out for a drive north along Lake Shore Drive. Before returning to the office, we doubled back to Columbus Drive for a closer look at the magnificent Chicago skyline fronting Grant Park.

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Posted by Joseph Askins on April 2, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A winter scene from The Heritage: Ice skating at Millennium Park

Sunday afternoon was a perfect time to lace up the skates and take to the ice, as illustrated by this vignette I shot from a balcony at The Heritage at Millennium Park, 130 N Garland Ct. I took in the view during a trolley tour of several luxury condos listed by Keller Williams agent Tricia ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on February 3, 2010