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Construction underway on new South Loop condos

1345 S Wabash

A Komatsu hydraulic excavator, a team of surveyors and a supervisory crew from Lend Lease were on-site at 1345 S Wabash in the South Loop yesterday, preparing for the construction of a 15-story high-rise condo building. 1345 Wabash will be the first new high-rise condo built in Chicago in years, and it’s likely to come ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 23, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A view from the Roosevelt Road bridge

Roosevelt Road bridge

If you’re driving across the Roosevelt Road bridge, headed for the Museum Campus, slow down for a closer look at the sculptures that prefigure your destination. You’ll see dolphins (the Shedd Aquarium), an astrolabe (the Adler Planetarium) and prehistoric creatures (the Field Museum). Better yet, park at the Whole Foods west of the bridge and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 23, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The South Loop’s most affordable luxury apartments

Chicago skyline

The luxury apartments at Park Michigan, 1212 S Michigan, were ranked among the South Loop’s best by YoChicago in six separate categories. The only category that matters to renters is affordability, and Park Michigan was the clear winner in that category. Park Michigan has a stellar location across from Grant Park, conveniently close to public ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 31, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Astoria Tower, your best South Loop apartment choice

Astoria Tower

YoChicago recently ranked Astoria Tower, 8 E 9th St, among the South Loop’s best apartments in six distinct categories: Public transit access, Proximity to parks, Apartment finishes and features, Private outdoor space, and One-bedroom and Two-bedroom floor plans. If an indoor pool is on your must-have list, Astoria Tower wins by default: it’s the only ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 28, 2014
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New South Loop luxury apartments at The LEX

The LEX

The LEX, 2138 S Indiana Ave, is a new 35-story apartment tower in Chicago’s South Loop. It’s the tallest building south of 13th St in Chicago, affording residents sweeping views of the lake and the skyline. The LEX was built as condos and has high-end apartment finishes and a full suite of amenities. Join YoChicago ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 4, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The panoramic views from The LEX apartments

The LEX

The LEX, at 2138 S Indiana Ave in the South Loop, is one of the newest buildings in the neighborhood. Apartments at The LEX have condo-quality finishes, high-ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and private outdoor space. The building has a full suite of amenities, including an outdoor pool, sundeck, fitness center, resident lounge and party room, a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 28, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Hyde Park, South Loop apartments get gigabit Internet

AMLI Lofts

The recently-renovated Shoreland in Hyde Park claimed the title of “first residential building in the city of Chicago to offer internet access with up to 1Gbps of speed.” Details of the amenities at the soon-to-open AMLI Lofts, 850 S Clark in the South Loop, are now public in an eBrochure at the building’s website. Notable ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 25, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The apartment deal of the day is Astoria Tower in the South Loop

Astoria Tower

The South Loop‘s Astoria Tower isn’t participating in the “free rent” offers that have become common in the downtown Chicago apartment market. So where’s “the deal?” The deal is the community’s competitive advantage afforded by its near-Loop location, extensive amenities package, condo-quality finishes and attractive floor plans. YoChicago’s best of the South Loop reviews recently ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 24, 2014
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Deal of the day – Park Michigan offers one month free

Park Michigan Chicago

Park Michigan has a South Loop location that YoChicago ranked among the best in five different categories: views; grocery shopping convenience; public transit access; proximity to parks and beaches and most nearby dining and nightlife. YoChicago also ranked Park Michigan number one in the South Loop in the category that’s top-of-mind for many renters: affordability. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Will Burnham Pointe apartments sell for $400 a square foot?

Burnham Pointe

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reported yesterday that Burnham Pointe, a 28-story, 298-unit South Loop apartment tower is for sale and is expected to fetch about $119 million. The building also has ground-level retail and restaurant space. The $119M price translates to nearly $400,000 a unit and nearly $400 a square foot for apartments that ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 12, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Chicago winters made easy at Park Michigan apartments

Millennium Park

If you’re visiting the South Loop’s Park Michigan apartments in the summer you’ll check out Grant Park – the city’s front yard and yours. You might take a stroll down Michigan Avenue past the Art Institute to Millennium Park, or you might head for the Museum Campus, the lakefront trail, 12th Street Beach or the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The LEX’s great views focus on the new South Loop Mariano’s

View from The LEX

The LEX has sweeping views in all directions, but residents of the new luxury apartment tower might narrow their focus to one spot a few blocks to the northwest: the recently-opened South Loop Mariano’s. Mariano’s has generated a lot of buzz and excitement wherever one of its groceries has opened, and the South Loop outlet ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 28, 2014
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Rental deals of the day – South Loop and Fulton River District

Echelon screen cap

The chill in Chicago’s winter air signals you to be on the alert for deals on apartments. Major apartment complexes are vying to attract a greater share of the limited number of renters willing to brave the cold and search for an apartment. Park Michigan, 1212 S Michigan in the South Loop, is offering a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 27, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A winter afternoon at Astoria Tower

Joeff Davis photo

How might you spend a winter afternoon at the South Loop’s Astoria Tower? Step outside and enjoy the Chicago that’s not far from your front door. You might start by heading north to Millennium Park and the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink. Skating is free, and you can rent skates if you don’t have them. You’ll ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 15, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The South Loop’s best apartments, a recap

South Loop aerial

Renters have too many differing priorities – and budget constraints – to make singling out an overall best building anything but a fool’s errand. We’ve spotlighted the best South Loop apartment buildings on each of 18 different criteria to make it easier for you to identify the one that’s best for you, based on the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 3, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The South Loop’s best apartments – three-bedroom floor plan

South Loop aerial

Earlier posts in our series on the best apartment towers in the South Loop concentrated on their location. We spotlighted the South Loop apartment buildings with the best views, the most convenient grocery shopping, the best access to public transit, parks and beaches, retail shopping, the expressway grid, dining and nightlife, retail shopping, and the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 3, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The South Loop’s best apartments – two-bedroom floor plan

Astoria Tower

Earlier posts in our series on the best apartment towers in the South Loop concentrated on their location. We spotlighted the South Loop apartment buildings with the best views, the most convenient grocery shopping, the best access to public transit, parks and beaches, the expressway grid, dining and nightlife, retail shopping, and the shortest walk ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The South Loop’s best apartments – one-bedroom floor plan

Astoria Tower aerial view

Earlier posts in our series on the best apartment towers in the South Loop concentrated on their location. We spotlighted the South Loop apartment buildings with the best views, the most convenient grocery shopping, the best access to public transit, parks and beaches, retail shoppingthe expressway grid, dining and nightlife, retail shopping, and the shortest ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 31, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The South Loop’s best apartments – studio / convertible floor plan

AMLI 900

Earlier posts in our series on the best apartment towers in the South Loop concentrated on their location. We spotlighted the South Loop apartment buildings with the best views, the most convenient grocery shopping, the best access to public transit, parks and beaches, retail shoppingthe expressway grid, dining and nightlife, retail shopping, and the shortest ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 30, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The South Loop’s best apartments – private outdoor space

Astoria Tower view

Earlier posts in our series on the best apartment towers in the South Loop concentrated on their location. We spotlighted the South Loop apartment buildings with the best views, the most convenient grocery shopping, the best access to public transit, parks and beaches, retail shoppingthe expressway grid, dining and nightlife, retail shopping, and the shortest ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 27, 2013