Tag: Optima Center

Furnished short-term apartments at Optima Center in Streeterville

Furnished short-term apartments at Optima Center in Streeterville

Optima Center is a 2-year old luxury apartment tower a block from Michigan Avenue in Streeterville. Optima Center has extensive amenities, incl ...
Streeterville rental shootout – The Fairbanks vs Optima Center

Streeterville rental shootout – The Fairbanks vs Optima Center

Optima Center is a new rental tower at 200 E Illinois in Streeterville. The Fairbanks, just to the east at 240 E Illinois, is a six-year old condo ...
Streeterville apartments moving forward

Streeterville apartments moving forward

Last week we noted the scale of activity in the 400 block of East Grand Ave in Streeterville. We stopped by yesterday for a closer look at the ...
Aston apartments, 200 E Illinois St, Streeterville

Aston apartments, 200 E Illinois St, Streeterville

The 42-story, 325-unit Aston apartments broke ground at 200 E Illinois St in the fall of 2011 and welcomed its first residents late in the summer ...
Does Chicago have a new Fridge?

Does Chicago have a new Fridge?

William "The Refrigerator" Perry, a/k/a The Fridge, has an irreplaceable spot in the hearts of Bear fans of a certain age. Some of the wags at the ...
850 Lake Shore Drive slates occupancy for late this year

850 Lake Shore Drive slates occupancy for late this year

Late last week Crain's Chicago Real Estate Daily reported that the developer of the former Lakeshore Athletic Club at 850 N Lake Shore Dr had secu ...
Optima plans to deliver second Streeterville apartment tower in 2017

Optima plans to deliver second Streeterville apartment tower in 2017

Crain's Chicago Real Estate Daily reported yesterday that Optima has acquired a site at 220 E Illinois immediately adjacent to its Optima Center, ...
Four new apartment towers, viewed from Trump Tower

Four new apartment towers, viewed from Trump Tower

I was apparently off-cycle on the window washing schedule at Trump Tower, so these views aren't as clear as they might otherwise be. The ...
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 ...
Will the downtown rental market boom or go bust this spring?

Will the downtown rental market boom or go bust this spring?

One of my correspondents sent the following brief note: "Nothing is moving. This spring is going to be huge for rentals or a bust." Not much guidance ...
An updated look at Optima Center and 435 North Park

An updated look at Optima Center and 435 North Park

Early yesterday afternoon I visited Streeterville for a look at two major apartment projects underway in the neighborhood. Drilling of the cais ...
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. ...
Drilling the caissons at Optima Center in Streeterville

Drilling the caissons at Optima Center in Streeterville

Ever wonder what keeps Chicago's giant high-rises from sinking into the ground under their own weight? The answer is caissons. Workers are curr ...
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