"I looked at the floor plans and said I want two on the top floor," said Ms. Hale, 46, an attorney who was among the first to meet with developers when the building launched its early marketing campaign. The elevator opens into the unit, which has two walk-in closets----one that's built entirely for shoes. A rooftop deck wraps around the apartment.
In recent years, residents like Ms. Hale have been moving to an area long known for its meatpacking warehouses and industrial feel. Once outshined by trendy River North high-rises and leafy Lincoln Park, the West Loop has become a hot spot just west of the city's main business district.