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Legacy almost sold out

Maureen Wilkey

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I hadn't thought about downtown condo development in a while because, well, there hasn't been much of it lately. But this morning I ran into the developer, general contractor and architect for the new Legacy Tower on East Monroe Street at an Urban Land Institute breakfast and talking to them made me pretty excited about their project. Here's a photo from the building's website ( of a southeast view from the 48th floor


Developed by Mesa Development LLC, built by Walsh Construction and designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the 72-story tower is 90 percent sold out- surprising in this market but not surpising because of the vastnumber of amenties in the buiding. Residents are partnered with the nearby University Club so they can use the skywalk from their building for the club's amenities. The building also has glass curtainwalls, sky gardens and a fitness center with lap pool.

I'm working on getting a tour of the building maybe next month, and am hoping to see more developments like this in the downtown... eventually.



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Joe Zekas said:


While you're waiting on a tour …

You can see the dazzling views from the 71st floor penthouse in this YoChicago video at YouTube:

More panoramic views from Legacy at YoChicago:

Lucid Realty said:


It's a very nice building with some great views. I got to ride up the construction elevator during construction and check out the views and unit locations. Really cool! The big question here is whether or not buyers are going to have trouble closing. This has been the big problem with the other new developments in the city.

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