235 Van Buren is far more than a new Chicago residential tower; it is an exercise in true urbanism – eminent, contextual and identifiably modern. Standing like a vanguard at the threshold of the city, 235 Van Buren enlivens the Chicago Loop skyline. Located at the edge of Chicago’s South Loop and central business district and just block’s from the Chicago River, Grant Park, Chicago Lakefront and the West Loop, its location is ideal.
The design is an articulation of two masses, one providing a professional presence at street level, while the other pronounces entrance to the residences. Each mass is different; an all-glass façade to the south assimilates into the office towers behind it, while the cantilevered balconies framed in a concrete ribbon on the north identify it as a place of residence.
Inside, lobby ceilings reach 25 feet, with an equally high glass wall providing awe-inspiring views of Willis Tower and the surrounding skyline. Its 714 condominium homes contain floor-to-ceiling, tinted windows presenting dramatic views and optimum natural light; exposed concrete columns; a variety of unique floor plans with exceptional living spaces; and all the finest amenities and accoutrements. 235 Van Buren adds a whole new element of magnetism and playfulness to the cityscape, and in the end redefines what can be expected from Chicago condos.