Renters who call some of the tallest apartment buildings home can quickly scope out northwest Indiana from the upper floors. Renters at some of the tallest apartment buildings in Chicago can get world-class views of city landmarks like Grant Park, Soldier Field, the Merchandise Mart, and the glorious blue expanse of Lake Michigan. These views command respect, no doubt about it, but that added height also means that high-rise apartments at the city's newest towers also command higher rents.
Take the new high-rise apartments for rent at Wolf Point East. Renters can see all three branches of the Chicago River from this tower that rises an impressive 60 stories at the confluence of the river's north, south, and main branches. Fun fact: the original Chicago civic symbol, which looks like a letter 'Y' enclosed within a circle (as opposed to the now-ubiquitous red stars and blue stripes of the Chicago flag), was modeled after this geographic point interest. Why? Wolf Point was the site of Chicago's first hotel in the 1830s. Some of the city's first non-native settlers frequented this spot. Today, the scene is quite a departure from the rustic wood cabin that served as a gathering point along the city's waterway.
Still, affordable apartments are to be found in high-rise Chicago apartment buildings. Densely populated neighborhoods like Chicago's Old Town or the Chicago Gold Coast can offer relatively inexpensive studios and one-bedroom apartments among their many high-rise apartment buildings.
The tallest high rise apartment buildings in Chicago include Aqua at Lakeshore East, NEMA Chicago Apartments, OneEleven Apartments, Millennium Park Plaza Apartments, Sentral Michigan Avenue Apartments, Grand Plaza Apartments, 369 Grand Apartments, Atwater Apartments, Cascade Apartments, Optima Signature Apartments, Tides at Lakeshore East Apartments, AMLI River North Apartments, North Water Apartments, One Superior Place Apartments, 215 West Apartments, Astoria Tower Apartments, 600 Fairbanks, Lake Point Tower, Park Tower, Residences at 900 North Michigan, One Bennett Park Apartments, The Legacy, One Chicago Apartments, One Museum Park, Axis Apartments, and Wolf Point East Apartments.