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ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The Seneca apartments, 200 E Chestnut St, Streeterville

Seneca

The Seneca, a 16-story building at 200 E Chestnut St in Streeterville was built in the 1920s as a hotel. It was designed by the Burnham Brothers firm, named for Daniel Jr and Hubert Burnham, who were sons of the legendary Daniel Burnham. Waterton Residential acquired The Seneca in June of 2012 and began renovating ...

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

The whimsical Sky Club at Randolph Tower City Apartments

Randolph Tower

Randolph Tower, 188 W Randolph, represents the conversion of the landmark 45-story Steuben Club, built in 1929, into 313 residential apartments with retail space at ground level. From the lobby onward the décor is different – a colorful, fun array of whimsical shapes and textures. Step off the elevator on the 27th floor Sky Club ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 14, 2012
ChicagoWest / Southwest

Columbus Park, an idealized prairie in Austin

Columbus Park Chicago

The Austin neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side is home to one of the city’s most beautiful parks. Columbus Park was conceived 100 years ago, and landscape architect Jens Jensen began its design on a 150-acre parcel in 1915. The park has had its ups and downs over the years, including the loss of acreage for ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 19, 2012
North ShoreEvanston

Landmark condo on Central Street in Evanston

2517 Central St Evanston IL

Central Street, just west of Green Bay Rd in Evanston, is one of my favorite suburban spots. It’s a vibrant stretch of parks, one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants with sidewalk cafes and galleries. In the spring and summer this part of Central Street comes alive with a series of events. The 2500 block of Central hosts an ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 25, 2011