JFJ Development has already done two other projects on the 100 block of West Superior Street—Superior West and Superior at LaSalle—but because of an exemption from local height restrictions, the company’s Superior 110 rises above those earlier buildings by more than ten stories. Working from a design by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, JFJ has erected a 28-story building whose sapphire-blue façade irresistibly lifts the eye upward.

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From $542,351
to $1,626,625

Inside, that additional height means Superior 110’s slim, elliptical residential floors offer broader views than in buildings just a few blocks east toward Michigan Avenue. And should you cast your eye upward from the living room floor, you will see a drywall-finished ceiling—distinct from the more common skim-coated concrete ceiling—that nicely conceals lighting and wiring. That same detail allows for a narrow space between the drop ceiling and the window wall into which roll-up shades can disappear when opened.

Of the building’s 58 units, 13 remain for sale, according to Greg Eldridge of @properties, the sales agent for Superior 110. Prices run from $542,351 for a 1,150-square-foot one-bedroom condo with a balcony, to $1,626,625 for a 2,550-square-foot three-bedroom condo with two balconies. Indoor parking spaces start at $42,000. All units should be ready for occupancy by the end of March.


Photograph: Courtesy of JFJ Development