Century Tower apartments, 182 W Lake St, Loop

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Century Tower, Chicago

Century Tower is a 28-story, 292-unit landmark building at 182 W Lake St in the Loop. When it was completed in 1930, it was the tallest reinforced concrete structure in the world. It was originally built as offices, then converted to condominiums, and recently de-converted to rental apartments.

Century Tower, Chicago

A tall metal ornament caps a ziggurat at the top of the building.

The apartments

Century Tower has a mix of studio to 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartments. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info are online.

Century Tower, Chicago
Century Tower, Chicago

The newly-renovated apartments have high ceilings, wide plank flooring, roller blinds, and a variety of finish packages. Kitchens have stainless steel appliances including electric ranges, dishwashers and built-in microwaves.

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Baths have mirrored make-up cabinets and attractive tile. All of the apartments have front-loading in-unit washer / dryers.

Views. Most of the view corridors are constricted by neighboring buildings.

Amenities, services, policies

Community amenities include a fitness room, bike storage, Pressbox dry cleaning and package receiving.

Century Tower, Chicago

There’s a rooftop deck with grilling stations.

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Century Tower has on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff, and 24/7 door staff.


Century Tower has a convenient location near the northwest edge of the Loop.

Shopping. The nearest full-service grocery, City Target, is a half-dozen blocks away. Mariano’s is nearly a mile to the east, about the same distance as the nearest Jewel.

Convenience stores are within a block. The farmers market at Daley Plaza is a seasonal favorite.

Walgreens and CVS pharmacies are within a few short blocks of the property.

Century Tower residents have quick access to State Street shops and are only a few minutes from North Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile shops.

Dining, nightlife. There are abundant dining options near Century Tower, but many cater heavily to office workers and tourists.

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For those interested in a beer and a burger in a casual environment, Monk’s Pub is steps from Century Tower. Ajida Japanese grill is in the building.

Residents have quick access to the thriving River North restaurant, bar and nightlife scene a few short blocks to the north.

Parks, recreation. The ever-expanding Chicago Riverwalk is a block north of Century Tower. Millennium Park and Grant Park begin a half-dozen blocks to the east.

Cultural attractions. Century Tower is near many of Chicago’s top cultural attractions. The Loop’s theatre district is a short walk away. The Art Institute, Lyric Opera and Chicago Symphony are a few minutes away.

Transportation. Public transportation is outstanding. The CTA El stop at Wells and Washington is two short blocks south and serves 4 different routes, including Orange Line access to Midway Airport. The Pedway, which is accessible across the street, enables all-weather access to the Red Line and the Blue Line to O’Hare Airport. CTA bus routes in the immediate area provide citywide connections.

Metra’s Ogilvie Transportation Center, about a 10-minute walk away, provides connections to west, northwest and northern suburbs.

Taxi and Uber service is near-instantaneous at the front door. Zipcar locations are nearby.

I-90/94 and I-290 can generally be reached within a few minutes.

Note: Century Tower is a YoChicago advertiser.

Century Tower

Address 182 W Lake St
City Chicago
# of Units 292
Parking No on-site parking
Pets Pet-friendly, subject to limits
Completed 1930
Renovated 2018
Management Golub
Website Century Tower
Apartments Rent & availability info

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