Let's say the place looks beautiful, if you're staying in Chicago for 1 week - 1 month, it's great...any longer and look elsewhere. Lived here 4 months and 40th floor view is beautiful, but problems are as follows:
1. Over $2,000 per month for a 1-bedroom and I'd expect: a garbage disposal, a digital thermostat, carpets without staples at every seam that hurt your feet, would be nice if either verizon or sprint got cell service anywhere besides directly beside the window.
2. One person in the main office is nice, the rest are condescending to bordering on downright rude. Issues do not get taken care of in a timely manner, sometimes it seems as if issues do not leave secretary's desk to even be directed to the correct person. Maintenance staff and doormen are all extremely friendly though!
3. $245 per month for parking in their garage which is NOT SECURE, has NO SECURITY CAMERAS. Vandalism to car and 1 bike stolen and NO SECURITY CAMERAS IN THE GARAGE!!!!!
The following issues are not the fault of the Shoreham and may just be personal preference, but recognize that living in the neighborhoods (lincoln park, wicker park, etc, etc) is better if you're actually planning on LIVING here for any time longer than one month because:
1. After 8 pm, there is no nightlife on the weeknights; on the weeknights all you'll find are clubs suited for college kids to 25 year olds max...
2. Everything is overpriced and has a very generic corporate feel around here, no authenticity...neighborhoods are historic and charming just a little bit north of here, and you can still be close to the highway and actually save time even if commuting south due to avoiding the traffic mentioned below in #3.
3. Millenium park is great, except that with all the festivals and street closures, driving is frequently a nightmare and to go 7 blocks on michigan or lakeshore will take you close to an hour and you will want to tear your eyes out (if you ride a bike, this is not an issue). El and bus stops over 0.5 mi away.