Status Update: 235 Van Buren

One of the few rationally-priced new condo towers in Chicago’s core is coming along nicely.

It’s always a challenge for architects to make balconies more asthetically pleasing.  Sometimes they’re hidden.  Sometimes, as in the case of Aqua , they’re celebrated.  That’s the direction 235 Van Buren is going.

Instead of hiding the balconies, they’re used as a focal point adding texture to the building.

Author: Editor

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