Northwest Loop’s Newest Residential Tower Tops Out

The corner of Lake and Wells Streets has been a hub of activity lately. Not only is it Chicago’s busiest rail junction, it’s also where two residential skyscrapers have gone up in recent years.

Rendering of Linea at 215 West Lake Street (via Thomas Roszak Architects)

Rendering of Linea at 215 West Lake Street (via Thomas Roszak Architects)

The latest to rise is Linea, a 33-story edifice designed by Moceri+Roszak for Moceri+Roszak, and which recently topped out. When completed next year, it will have 265 homes in one of those most transit-friendly corners of the city.

The developers, however, are more excited about the views. They are giving the building bay windows, which will allow the city’s cats an “unparalleled” opportunity to do that weird staring-out-of-windows thing that cats do.

There’s more information about the building and its views in the press release below.  Just ignore the part where they compare Linea’s bay windows to the Marquette Building, which doesn’t have bay windows and isn’t on State Street.  It’s OK, they can be perfect when we’re perfect.



LINEA to Transform Apartment Living in Northwest Loop

CHICAGO  – Moceri + Roszak’s apartment community rising near the corner of Lake and Wells – has topped off and is on track to open its leasing office in April 2017. The 33-story building, just steps from the Chicago River, will feature modern design and amenities as well as amazing, unobstructed sightlines of the city, river and lake.

With phase one rentals available in summer 2017, LINEA will include 265 units with 9-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, high-end amenities, an unbeatable location and breathtaking city views. The boutique building will offer exceptional studios, one, two and three bedroom designs.

“LINEA will set a standard in the Loop’s emerging residential community,” says the project’s architect/developer Thomas Roszak. “The location is ideal – convenient to the business district and entertainment hubs like River North, the Chicago Riverwalk, Millennium Park and the West Loop. The building itself will blend design features with in-demand amenities, like indoor and outdoor social spaces, to deliver a complete community experience.”

LINEA’s signature design feature is a special bay window that will offer unparalleled views of the cityscape, including the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. The bay window provides a sculptural effect to the architectural shape of the building, and is accented by bright eco-green color spacers that frame sightlines and give a distinctive personality to each living space. LINEA’s bay windows harken back to the original Chicago Window, an iconic contribution to global architecture that was an element of such landmark late-19th century office buildings as the Marquette on State Street.

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Location: 215 West Lake Street, The Loop

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