The views from 1345 Wabash in the South Loop

I recently rode the construction elevator to the 15th floor of 1345 Wabash and climbed two flights of stairs to the roof to be greeted by the panoramic view you see above.

You’d have to swivel your head from to side to side to take in the full panorama. The shots above are a more realistic look at the views.

An opening between neighboring buildings should afford some of the 1345 residents a view of the fireworks at Navy Pier.

Soldier Field is close enough to the building that residents may hear the roar of the crowd when they step out on their balconies.

Thanks to Jason Etheridge, a Senior Superintendent at Lend Lease, for providing access to the roof.

1345 Wabash is the first new construction high-rise condos in downtown Chicago in half a dozen years. 1345 is targeting early 2015 occupancy for one-bedroom condos pre-completion priced from $228,900 and two-bedrooms from $290,900. A sales and design center is open at 1620 S Michigan Ave.

Note: 1345 Wabash is a YoChicago advertiser.


  • Simon 5 years

    How many floors is 1333 s wabash going to be? I have heard 25,28 and 33…any info on this?

  • Simon,

    The last rendering I saw was for 28 stories. Don’t know whether there’s a final plan yet.

  • Kim Yum 5 years

    what are the views like inside the units? Are they planning on having a rooftop deck or some sort of amenities up there?

  • Kim Yum,

    The developer is not building a deck or other amenities on the roof.

    I didn’t check the views from any of the lower floors, so I’m just guessing here.

    From higher floor balconies toward the east side of the building the views should be similar to what you see in my pics. Neighboring buildings begin constricting the view corridors as you go down to lower floors and further west in the building.

    All of the higher-floor views will be impacted to some extent when the new 1333 tower is built just to the north.

    Views aren’t one of the main selling points of the building, which has a great location, a high level of design and finishes and a low-amenity / low assessment approach.