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Sponsored: 235 Van Buren, The (High) Rise of a Sleeker South Loop

  • February 23, 2012

by UrbanTurf Sponsor

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235 Van Buren

The South Loop, once a purely industrial area, is experiencing a residential resurgence unlike any other Chicago neighborhood —- and 235 Van Buren is a modern staple of its developing skyline.

Located blocks from the Chicago Lakefront and Grant Park and abutting Wacker Gateway Park (a three-acre green space with a river walk and dog park slated for completion in mid-2012), 235 Van Buren is a residential high-rise at the threshold of the city. The 714-unit, 46-story skyscraper was designed by Chicago-based architectural firm Perkins + Will. Designers Bryan Schabel and Ralph Johnson were inspired by both Chicago’s historic architecture and the dynamic urban landscape beyond the property. The team created two distinct facades: one patterned with a grid of balconies, facing the river and park; and the other a sleek glass curtain with inset balconies, facing the downtown skyline.

Unit at 235 Van Buren

The building offers one- and two-bedroom units with high-end finishes and private balconies with sweeping views of the city and the Chicago River. Unique design details such as exposed concrete surfaces and computer alcoves set the residences apart from other new projects in the city. A parking garage with secure entry is located below street level and a 24-hour doorman welcomes residents at the building’s entrance.

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. 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.


The South Loop, a neighborhood originally known as the printing house district, is now populated by restaurants and a vibrant nightlife, and there is easy access to both buses and trains. Those who work downtown have the option of walking to the office. 235 Van Buren residents will have many options nearby and some right at their fingertips as the retail on the ground floor of the project includes a dry cleaners, Van Buren Men’s Salon and the South Loop Market.

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

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