Near West Loft Building Changes Owners, Drops Prices

The Near West Side loft building formerly known as VB1224 (1224 West Van Buren Street) is under new ownership. If you’ve ever taken the Blue Line down the middle of the Eisenhower, you’re probably familiar with the massive brick building on the north side of the highway, near the Racine stop. ┬áThe building has been bought by Foxford City, of Hinsdale, which has christened it the “Van Buren Lofts.” Unlike so...

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Slice of Life: The Triangle Sunrooms

At one point in my life I lived in an old paint warehouse that was converted into lofts.  So I’m always interested seeing how other loft conversions are done.  This is one of the best ideas I’ve seen in a long time.  It’s the old Merganthaler Linotype Building (531 South Plymouth Court), which was renovated in 1980.  The space between two windows was joined by a metal triangular floor, and then...

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