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The circus-themed grand opening at Hyde Park’s Shoreland Apartments

Shoreland grand opening

The Shoreland, once one of Chicago’s grandest hotels, has been reincarnated as a luxury apartment building. The Shoreland’s soaring Art Deco lobby recently hosted a circus-themed grand opening party celebrating the Hyde Park landmark’s transformation. The Studio Gang-inspired renovation of the Shoreland resulted in a series of intimate gathering spaces in the lavish lobby, mezzanine-level ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 3, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Construction views – City Hyde Park and Vue53

City Hyde Park

It’s been nearly 25 years since a new high-rise apartment building has been built in Hyde Park. That decades-long drought is slated to end next year with the opening of two projects that are in the early stages of construction: City Hyde Park and Vue53. City Hyde Park will occupy the block-long site, pictured above, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 28, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Tour new luxury apartments at the Shoreland in Hyde Park

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The Shoreland is a Hyde Park landmark, once one of its grandest hotels and now its newest luxury apartments. The Studio Gang-inspired renovation of the Shoreland resulted in a series of intimate gathering spaces in the lavish lobby, mezzanine-level amenities that include resident lounges, a game / party room and a fitness room with space ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 1, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Aqua apartments, 225 N Columbus Dr, New East Side

Aqua, Chicago

Aqua is an 82-story mixed-use tower in the 28-acre Lakeshore East development on Chicago’s New East Side. The building has a 334-room Radisson Blu hotel on floors 4 through 18, 474 rental apartments on the 19th through 52nd floors, and 262 condominiums on floors 53 through 81. Aqua also has 9 townhomes, retail and office ...

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

Visiting six new construction sites

Target on Division

A new 150,000 square foot Target store at the northwest corner of Division and Larrabee is slated to open later this year. An Oregon-based developer has acquired a site across the street for the construction of an 18-story, 240-unit apartment tower. A new Plum Market grocery store and Intelligentsia Coffee opened last month in the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 8, 2013
ChicagoSouth Side

From the vault – Solstice on the Park

Aerial view of Jackson Park / Hyde Park

The page for Solstice on the Park at Studio Gang’s website dates to 2006. We published the above model tour and the following overview of the building exactly five years ago today. We checked in on the status of the project, which has an enviable location fronting Jackson Park, in November of 2010 and again ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 21, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

If Frank Gehry and Jeanne Gang co-designed Kingsbury Plaza

Kingsbury Plaza reflection

Kingsbury Plaza, 520 N Kingsbury, occupies a striking position on the river, at the western edge of River North. It’s one of the first structures to command your attention as you exit the Kennedy Expressway on Ohio St. The 47-story modernist tower, distinguished by its rounded shape and soaring concrete verticals, is the work of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 12, 2013
ChicagoSouth Side

Sunrise at Solstice in Hyde Park?

Solstice on the Park

When we last reported on Solstice on the Park, nearly a year ago, we noted that new listings had been entered in the MLS for a project that appeared to be otherwise moribund. Perhaps @properties has “Add new Solstice listings” on an annual tickler, since several new listings for the Studio Gang-designed project in Hyde ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 6, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

First look: the Studio Gang apartments at Hyde Park’s Del Prado

Del Prado apartments

If you’ve watched the earlier videos on the restoration of the exterior and grand public spaces at the Del Prado in Hyde Park, you may be shocked to see that the 10th floor apartments are move-in ready. Mac Apartments stripped the residential floors to the floor plate and the exterior and corridor walls, and completely ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 16, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Aqua sees its first closing

The title says it all. According to Magellan Development‘s Aqua Home Owner‘s blog, the first closing at Aqua, 225 N Columbus Dr, is scheduled for 1 p.m. today. Surely that’s good news for the folks Joe Zekas talked to in the video below. Drywall installation at the tower has progressed to the 74th floor of ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on September 11, 2009