State Place Tower

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1101 South State Street, Chicago, IL

State Place Tower

Exterior of State Place Tower
Building Information
Architect Loewenberg + Associates
Number of Units 159
Number of Floors 24
Year Built 2005
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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1101 South State Street, Chicago, IL
Distance to Public Transit Within one block
Region Chicago
Municipality Chicago
Zoning DX 12
Title of Land Condominium



Street View of Entrance

Located in the heart of South Loop, Chicago, State Place Tower is a 24 level high-rise condominium building with mixed retail use on the ground level. The building is best known for its central location, modern style, and luxury living.

Also well-known is the building's connection with celebrity basketball player, Magic Johnson, who was a financial partner with the developers of the State Place Towers and was present during the groundbreaking when construction began in 2003.

Built on a site that was originally home to the Central Police Station, State Place Tower is rich with history and convenient to all amenities and landmarks surrounding the area. South Loop is a sought-after neighborhood, and is well-known for its luxurious shopping opportunities, as well as its incredibly tall towers that make up a vast portion of Chicago's skyline.[1]


The neighborhood of South Loop offers restaurants, entertainments, parks, museums, and public transportation, all within a short walking distance from State Place Tower. Popular restaurants nearby include Eleven City Diner, Yang, and Frullati Café. Macy's, Nordstram Rack and Target are all located within a quarter mile.

The Metra subway line is located within two short walking blocks from the doorstep of State Place Tower, as well as several E1 lines. There are also many bus stops nearby, and taxis frequent the area.

As a part of Public School District 299, school catchments include South Loop Elementary School, Williams Elementary School, and Galileo Scholastic Academy. Private schools in the area include Renaissance Preparatory School, Village Leadership Academy, and Daystar School.

Landmarks nearby include Grant Park just two blocks east, Millennium Park, Museum Campus, and Soldier Field.[2]


Designed by Loewenberg + Associates Architects, State Place Tower is a concrete high-rise for mostly residential with some retail use with a concrete exposed, dark red facade that resembles brick. Built alongside three other low-rise condominiums, State Place shares a common base with its neighboring buildings.

Standing 24 floors and 83.34 meters high, State Place is distinguished by its postmodern style. Construction began in 2003 and was completed in 2005; a concrete caisson foundation was used, as well as an exposed structure facade.

The building has an underground parking garage with 243 parking spaces.[3]

Layout and Features

The tower includes 159 residential units in a 24-story tower, ranging from one, two and three-bedroom units. Four-storey homes with terraces can also be found in the lower levels of the building.

Floor-to-ceilings windows allow for a view from every room of the residences. High-end, gourmet kitchens include stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, breakfast bars, under-mount sinks, and wood cabinetry. The bathrooms feature marble counter tops and flooring, with his and hers under-mount sinks.

Each unit also has in-suite laundry and a Jacuzzi tub. Also included are hardwood floors throughout. Some of the units include a large, marble fireplace.

Central air conditioning is found at State Place Tower, as well as private balconies and terraces to enjoy the expansive views of Chicago city and Lake Michigan.[4]

Floor Plans

There are very few floor plans available. Here is one.


Amenities offered at the State Place Tower include:

  • Central air conditioning
  • Clubhouse
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 24 Hour Doorman
  • Underground heated parking
  • Storage
  • On-site Retail
  • Sundeck
  • Business Center
  • Hospitality Room


State Place Tower Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues No

Dogs and cats are allowed at State Place Tower.

Rentals are allowed.

There are no age restrictions on ownership.


Individually controlled heat and air in the suites at State Place Tower work towards the buildings sustainability as a whole, as well as its double-pane windows and energy efficient appliances.

The nearby amenities allow residents to commute without a vehicle, and the nearby transit stations allow for car-free, cross-city commuting. With a walk score of 97, easy access to daily necessities from State Place Tower is said to very simple on foot.[5]


Buckingham Fountain during Water Show

Grant Park's most notable feature is the Buckingham Fountain, one of the world's largest fountains since its construction in 1927. It exhibits regular water shows and evening light shows. It was inspired by the Latona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles and is meant to represent Lake Michigan. Each sea horse in the fountain symbolizes the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana that border the lake.

The fountain was donated to the city by Kate Buckingham, a wealthy cultural philanthropist and art patron, in honor of her late brother, Clarence's, memory. The fountain cost $750,000 to build. The official name of the fountain is the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain.

As one of the biggest tourist attractions of Chicago, Buckingham Fountain brings in many of visitors every day. The fountain runs daily from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. mid-April through to mid-October. Incredible water shows happen each hour and last 20 minutes each. During these shows, jets propel the water as high as 150 feet into the air. After dusk, shows are choreographed with lights and music.[6]


  1. Chicago Tribune
  2. Trulia
  3. Emporis
  4. Best Chicago Condos
  5. Walk Score
  6. Buckingham Fountain

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