Chicago Condo: 340 on the Park
Building Address:340 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
- Units: 344
- Built: 2007
- Neighborhood: New East Side
- Pets Allowed: N/A
Residents of 340 on the Park are proud of their home and the precedent it sets for other residential developments in Chicago. The newly completed condo building incorporates ultramodern design and comforts with technologically advanced infrastructure and amenities. But the condominium's real claim to fame is its green innovation and the fact that it is the first residential building in Chicago designed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification. That may seem like a mouthful, but LEED certification is a coveted title for new Chicago structures - and to be the very first condominium in the city with such status is certainly something to talk about.
340 on the Park is a striking building, both inside and out. Because the tower is positioned on the north side of Millennium Park, its front face is unobstructed and visible from blocks away. Panels of blue-tinted glass soar upwards, blending seamlessly with the surrounding sky while strong horizontal beams mimic the characteristics of its neighbors and create a peaceful congruity between high-rises. The building's simplistic, yet unique shape features an angled eastward pointing side that guides onlookers' eyes to the vast blue lake beyond.
340's attractive exterior is certainly eye-catching, but it's the interior amenities and comforts that will really grab homebuyers' attention. The balance of state-of-the-art engineering, luxury comforts and eco-friendly integrations seeps into every level of living at 340, from the individual condo units to the communal fitness center and open terrace on the 25th floor.
Starting from the ground up, the main lobby offers a dramatic entrance to the 62-story condominium with oversized columns, floor-to-ceiling glass, and an uber-modern, Euro-style decor. Twenty-first century security measures ensure a safe environment with 24-hour doorman service for that added element of protection and assistance. The lobby, health spa and indoor/outdoor patio area are all wired for WiFi Internet access so residents can use their laptops poolside, while relaxing in the upper floor winter garden or at street-level in the main foyer and entrance plaza.
The condominium's integration of green engineering and eco-friendly technology has earned it Silver LEED Certification, the first residential tower in Chicago to do so. The designation is a benchmark for condominium high-rises and provides residents with modern conveniences and benefits. For example, the high-insulation windows and advanced heating and cooling systems are energy efficient, helping to cut the cost of utility bills. The building is also equipped with a specialized air quality control system that guarantees occupants healthier surroundings. 340 on the Park is also furnished with an 11,000 gallon tank to store rainwater runoff. The water is then used for landscape maintenance and to water plants on the 25th floor garden. 340 strives to encourage the use of green practices outside your living space as well with a hand in the citywide I-Go car sharing program. Residents can pick up a vehicle just outside their door and contribute to a more environmentally conscious way of travel.
Inside the residences at 340 on the Park, homebuyers will notice evidence of green design in the bamboo flooring found in the living/dining room areas and kitchens. But more prominent is the wall-to-wall luxury finishes. The fully-outfitted kitchens are every cook's dream with seven-piece stainless steel appliance sets, beautiful cherry cabinets with under-lighting, and thick composite quartz countertops. Private exterior balconies and floor-to-ceiling window expanses afford breathtaking views of the city, Navy Pier harbor, Lake Michigan, and Chicago's "front yard" parks. Every detail from the marble tiled bathrooms to the custom base moldings offers homeowners refined sophistication, exquisite quality, and the ultimate in comfort.
The floor plans at 340 on the Park include two-bedroom units (1,650-1,900 square feet) starting at $681,000, three bedrooms (2,355-3,414 square feet) starting at $1.3 million, three bedrooms + den (2,750-4,010) from $1.9 million, and penthouses priced from $2 million.
340 on the Park is the product of a triad of luxury specialists: Related Midwest, Synthesis Architecture & Design, and architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz. This stunning new residence is a welcome addition to Chicago's roster of celebrated skyscrapers.