Old Apartment Buildings and Mid-Rise Towers in River West West Town

Community: West Town
Side: West Side
Season: Summer
Orientation: Horizontal
Image Id: 20379
File Size: 15.4 MB
Dimensions: 6000 x 4000 Pixels
Resolution: 300 dpi
License Type: Royalty-Free
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Old Apartment Buildings and Mid-Rise Towe.rs in River West West Town.

The small area within West Town east of the Kennedy Expressway and west of the North Branch of the Chicago River, between Division Street (1200N) and Grand Avenue (500N) is referred to as River West, complementing the River North area of the Near North Side. The small area is bisected by the elevated Union Pacific Railroad tracks. It contains several large loft buildings, most converted in the mid-1980s for residential use; several housing developments; St. John Cantius church; The Chicago Academy for the Arts located in St. John Cantius’ former school; the Chicago Tribune’s Freedom Center printing facility; some nightclubs and restaurants, and a few blocks of historic residential areas.

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