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Sponsored: 235 Van Buren, Modern Icon in the Historic South Loop

  • April 20, 2012

by UrbanTurf Sponsor

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235 Van Buren

As a formerly industrial neighborhood coming to life with an influx of young Chicagoans, the South Loop is growing unlike any other Chicago neighborhood. It is a unique combination of historic buildings spared from The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and modern additions like 235 Van Buren, one of the most distinctive newcomers to the area’s developing skyline.

235 Van Buren is a residential high-rise with an unmistakable façade—described in Chicago Architect as having “kinetic attitude”—and a minimalist interior. One of the tallest new buildings in Chicago, the 46-story skyscraper was designed by architectural firm Perkins + Will. Designers Bryan Schabel and Ralph Johnson were inspired by both the city’s historic architecture and the dynamic urban landscape beyond the property.

Unit at 235 Van Buren

The South Loop is a dynamic, walkable neighborhood with easy access to public transportation. It is known for a growing dining scene, active nightlife and access to all-things outdoors. 235 Van Buren is a few blocks from the Chicago Lakefront and Grant Park and is located directly next to Wacker Gateway Park, a three-acre green space with a river walk and dog park slated for completion in mid-2012.

The building offers 714 one- and two-bedroom units with high-end finishes such as hardwood flooring and stone countertops. Unique design details including exposed concrete surfaces and computer alcoves set the residences apart from other new projects in the city. 235 Van Buren is also ideally located at the threshold of the city, giving residents views in every direction. Almost all of the available floor plans offer balconies and terraces facing either the northern skyline, grassy parks, the Chicago River or Lake Michigan.


One-bedroom homes range in size from 650 to 817 square feet and start at $193,000; two-bedroom, one-bath units range from 750 to 936 square feet and start at $269,900; and the two-bedroom, two-bath units are priced starting at $249,900 and range in size from 900 to 1,300 square feet. Additional features include a 24-hour doorman, a parking garage and on-site retail, including a dry cleaners, Van Buren Men’s Salon and the South Loop Market.

With units available for as little as $240 per square foot, 235 Van Buren offers some of the best valued new residences in the city.

For more information, visit the 235 Van Buren website or call the sales office at 312-376-0600.

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