Posts tagged "New East Side"

Two new downtown Chicago apartment towers pass a milestone

A building’s “topping out,” i.e. completion of the top floor of its structural skeleton, is a major milestone. The Coast (center left, above) and 500 North Lake Shore Drive (center right, above) have both reached their full height and are proceeding toward planned occupancy next spring. If all goes according to plan the 49-story, 499-unit... Read more »

Tour week – apartment walks through the Gold Coast and New East Side

While I’m away on vacation this week, I’m dipping into the archives to show you around parts of Chicago we haven’t visited in a while. On today’s tour we’ll walk around two Chicago neighborhoods looking at apartment buildings. Chicago’s Gold Coast is one of the easiest locations you can imagine in which to find an... Read more »

Views that speak for themselves – from the roof at Aqua

Join Todd Wendell, who was the project manager for the design team at Aqua, on the roof above the penthouse level, over 800 feet above Chicago, chatting about some of the challenges of building Aqua. It was a sunny clear day and the views were “beyond fantastic.” We focus more on the views in the... Read more »

A video tour of New East Side high-rise apartments

Stephanie Konow and Katie Bommarito grew frustrated with their employment in the apartment rental service business and set out to connect Chicago tenants directly with landlords by founding Chicago Rentals Direct. Tapping into their knowledge, I asked them to lead me on a tour of the six rental high-rises in the New East Side neighborhood... Read more »

Rent an apartment or a condo at Lakeshore East?

The Lakeshore East mega-development on Chicago’s New East Side has three rental towers, The Tides, The Shoreham and Aqua, which also has condominiums and will include a hotel. You can also typically find a few units for rent in the Lakeshore East condo buildings: Aqua, The Regatta, The Chandler, The Lancaster and 340 on the... Read more »

Aqua opens Parkhome model designed by Jeanne Gang's architecture studio

Often left out of conversation about Aqua‘s mix of residential units are the nine Parkhomes located at its base, on the western side of Lakeshore East’s interior park. One of those homes is now open for viewing, and boasts an interior designed by the tower’s own architect. Studio Gang Architects furnished the model with furniture... Read more »

The perks of high-rise living: views of downtown Chicago from near and far

Some of the best days on the job at YoChicago and NewHomeNotebook are the ones where we get to scale the heights of a new-construction condo tower and get a glimpse of downtown Chicago from on high, and we’ve brought back a number of great photos and have stitched together several wide-angle panoramas of these... Read more »