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Chicago architecture news: Lots of new South Loop high-rises Niko Apostal 09/24/15

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It’s been a big week in new building announcements, and several of the new buildings coming to the Chicago architecture landscape will be sizable high-rises. Curbed reports that developer John Murphy recently announced a new 48-story apartment project for the South Loop. The building will be on the 1300 block of S. Michigan and will contain 500 studio and one-bedroom condos, with retail and parking on the lower levels.

Just up the street, at 1000 S. Michigan, architect Helmut Jahn has announced plans for an 86-story high-rise that would be the fifth-tallest in the city of Chicago. That project would contain 506 residential units.

And that announcement came just hours after architect Rafael Vinoly declared he would build a 76-story residential tower (or possible twin towers) at 113 E. Roosevelt, which would bring 800 new residential units.

All of this means that the t0ny South Loop is poised to get a lot more dense and perhaps even more desirable than it already is. Interested in learning more about the South Loop? We have sold many units in the South Loop and at least one of our team members has lived there for several years. We’d love to chat with you about the neighborhood and discuss your options! Contact us.

*Photo courtesy of Flickr user David B. Gleason.

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