Leopardo Construction Completes 20-Story South Loop Condo Tower, Tops Off Another

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Leopardo Construction completes two condo projects that are less than one mile apart and total 644,000 square feet and 397 units.

Leopardo Construction, a leading construction services firm, completed Lakeside Tower and topped off Vision on State, both of which are 20-story condominium projects in Chicago's South Loop. The two projects - Lakeside Tower and Vision on State - are poured-in-place concrete structures with a combined size of 644,000 square feet and 397 units.

Located less than one mile apart, both condominiums are steps away from the South Loop's rapidly expanding restaurant and retail offerings, as well as Grant Park's southern-most edge, which provides access to Chicago's museum campus, Soldier Field and the lakefront.

Lakeside Tower

Lakeside Tower, located at 1600 S. Indiana Avenue, is a 20-story, 144-unit condominium totaling 243,000 square feet. The units feature upscale finishes with hardwood floors and granite countertops. Private terraces or balconies are also included.

Unit sizes range from 683 to 1630 square feet with one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Amenities include a fully-equipped fitness center, an outdoor landscaped plaza with terrace, grilling area, spacious sunning deck and a 163-space indoor parking garage. The project also features a contemporary façade with floor-to-ceiling windows and 10-foot ceiling heights throughout. The street level of Lakeside Tower features 4,300 square feet of retail space.

The owner/developer is a joint venture of Central Station and New West Realty. Leopardo Construction served as construction manager and Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture served as project architect.

Vision on State

Vision on State, located at 1255 S. State Street, is a 20-story, 253-unit condominium totaling 401,000 square feet. The units feature upscale finishes with hardwood floors and granite countertops. Private terraces or balconies are also included.

Unit sizes range from 610 to 1,600 square feet with one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Amenities include an on-site fitness center, business center, hospitality room, individual storage units, a bike room and an indoor parking garage that can accommodate approximately 300 automobiles. The street level of Vision on State will feature 14,000 square feet of retail space.    

The Vision on State project team is headed up by Renaissant Development Group. Leopardo Construction is general contractor and Pappageorge/Haymes is project architect. Construction will be completed July of 2007.

About Leopardo Construction

Leopardo Construction is a leading construction firm providing pre-construction, general contracting, construction management, design-build and development services. In 2006, Leopardo Construction was recognized by Engineering News-Record magazine as one of the nation's largest 250 contractors. The company's team of 500 experts has specialized capabilities in interiors, healthcare, senior housing, retail, office, industrial, residential condominiums, aviation, hospitality and community-related projects such as libraries, churches and educational institutions.

For more than a quarter century, Leopardo's family of employees has been committed to quality construction, superior client service and tremendous value. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, Leopardo Construction has offices in Chicago and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, as well as job sites across the nation. For more information, please visit Leopardo Construction.

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