500 W. SUPERIOR - RIVER NORTH IN CHICAGO
At 500 W. Superior St., blue-green tinted glass and brushed aluminum accents mark one of Chicago's finest residential condominiums. Built in 1972 as one of only two Chicago projects by Minoru Yamasaki — who also designed the World Trade Center — this 28-story tower is bold and modern. Passers-by will be quick to notice the four concrete shear wall cores that rise like sentries on each corner of the building. Providing exceptionally strong corners that free up interiors from needing bracing walls, this design translates into open and spacious floor plans in each unit along with spectacular, unimpeded skyline views.
There's a reason why The Montgomery remains one of Chicago's premier housing units; in fact, there's a list of reasons, which includes the following amenities:
- Floor-to-ceiling views
- Private balconies
- Hardwood floors and wide open floor plans
- 5-story circular heated parking ramp
- Extra available storage
- On-site manager/engineer
- Shared sundeck
- Bike room
- Party room
- Elevator and service elevator
Formerly known as Smokey Hollow, River North has come a long way from its industrial origins. So called as a reference to the factory smoke that used to cling so heavily to the neighborhood at the turn of the century that it blocked out the sunlight, Smokey Hollow's transformation into River North began in the 1970s. It was then that developers began turning abandoned commercial property into living and working space for artists, creating a welcome and bustling cultural climate that continues today.
Professionals and artists flock to River North for its confluence of galleries, showrooms, and studios. As high-rise housing continues to take over much of the market, however, it is becoming more and more common to see established creatives and businesspeople making a home in the neighborhood.
Merchandise Mart is one of River North's enduring landmarks. Today, the giant art deco warehouse, which was once the world's largest building, functions as a showroom for furniture and design wholesalers. Chicagoans who are interested in some other historical sites will find no shortage in River North, considering the neighborhood's Cathedral District and its architecturally significant churches, as well as Marina City and 330 N. Wabash. Famed chain restaurants like Hard Rock Cafe and Rainforest Cafe also spice up the scene with a little modern flair.
Learn more about 500 W. Superior with MB Luxury Group. Contact our expert realtors today to discover this and more prime real estate in the River North neighborhood. We look forward to helping you find your next home!