South Loop’s Latest Student Housing Block Tops Out
Oct06

South Loop’s Latest Student Housing Block Tops Out

“And that’s all she wrote,” a construction foreman may or may not have said recently, as the apartment block at 30 East Balbo Avenue in the South Loop topped out. Officially called the 30 East Apartments by the developer, Gilbane Development Company, the building mid-rises 16 stories into the air over the greater Printer’s Row district.  It was designed by friends-of-the-blog, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, and the...

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30 East Balbo Gets Busy In a Hurry
Mar23

30 East Balbo Gets Busy In a Hurry

It’s been several hours since we’ve updated you on the status of 30 East, the 16-story apartment tower coming to 30 East Balbo Avenue in the South Loop. We’re here again to remind you that time is money. And money can’t be wasted. Which is why, just one day after the City of Chicago signed off on the foundation permit for 30 East, crews from Power Construction and Lindahl Bros. descended on the site to get...

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30 East Balbo Readies for Foundation Work
Mar22

30 East Balbo Readies for Foundation Work

A 16-story residential tower is officially on the way to 30 East Balbo Avenue in the South Loop, now that the City of Chicago has issued a building permit to get foundation work underway: Foundations only for a proposed 16-story residential high-rise with first floor retail and 134 total units (81-dwelling units and 53-efficiency units) Yesterday’s permit means the gravel trucks on-site today will soon be replaced by caisson...

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30 East Will Offer High-Grade Housing For Students And Millennials
Jan14

30 East Will Offer High-Grade Housing For Students And Millennials

Once upon a time students and young urban professionals rented cheap apartments with iffy plumbing, shaky security and invisible supers. A futon, milk crates and concrete blocks suspending 2x4s served as “furniture.” Those days are long gone. A quick scan of the amenities at 30 East Balbo will show that millennials will get far more now than they would have in the eighties. We’ve learned a bit about this new apartment community that...

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