As Completion Approaches, Loop Residential Skyscraper Starts Leasing

The Loop’s newest residential tower is now leasing apartments.  Parkline Chicago sits at the corner of Randolph and Wabash, so close to public transit that you can see the sparks fly from the Brown Line trains.

February, 2021 image of Parkline (Courtesy of Moceri + Roszak)
February, 2021 image of Parkline (Courtesy of Moceri + Roszak)

Although construction isn’t due to wrap up until this spring, leasing has already begun for its 190 apartments.  The building will also have 24 condominiums. Those went on sale in March of 2020, and are expected to be ready around Aprilish, when the builders are done building this building.

If you’re new to this neck-o-woods, it may sound strange to start renting homes in an unfinished skyscraper; but it’s not uncommon in Chicago.  We lived in The Shoreham when it was still only half built.  Either it has really good windows, or the noise just flies in other directions, because you really don’t hear the construction.

February, 2021 image of Parkline (Courtesy of Moceri + Roszak)
February, 2021 image of Parkline (Courtesy of Moceri + Roszak)

When complete, Parkline will stretch to 26 stories, with 6,400 square feet of ground floor retail space.   The apartments are on floors four through 19, and run from studios to two bedrooms, with a single three-bedroom unit on the 19th floor that sports a large outdoor terrace.  Condos are on floors 20 through 25.

Thomas Roszak, one of the honchos at developer Moceri+Roszak, and the grand pooh bah of Thomas Roszak Architecture says, “Although the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming available, many renters are still looking for an apartment that has not been lived in previously.”  It’s interesting to hear that we’re not the only ones who get the heebie jeebies touring previously-loved apartments.  Further, he’s kitted out Parkline with an air purification system for the lobby, hallways and other common areas. It’s supposed to be 99.4% effective against the COVID cooties.

Location: 60 East Randolph Street, The Loop

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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