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Cruising Around Chicago: Architecture River Cruises

World-renowned architect Rafael Vinoly took inspiration from Chicago when he was building NEMA Chicago and was inspired to make it the city's tallest rental building. The newly finished building has become a prominent icon in the Chicago skyline. The city's architecture spans a breathtaking spectrum of styles, from cathedral-inspired skyscrapers to midcentury gems that feature on indie album covers. The best way to see these buildings? Take the Chicago River Boat Architecture Tour. Here are some of the architectural wonders to watch out for.

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Celebrating Summer With Navy Pier Fireworks

Chicago’s historic Navy Pier is bursting with things to see and do — a trip there for a fun summer afternoon is a must. And every Wednesday and Saturday from now until Sept. 4, the sky over Lake Michigan will light up with fantastic fireworks launched from the pier. Though the displays will be visible from many points around the city, residents of NEMA Chicago can see the shows right from their own home. Keep reading to learn a bit about the history of the Navy Pier and to discover the best places from which to enjoy these celebratory summer displays!

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Catch a Game at NEMA

Chicago is a dream town for sports fans, and the South Loop apartments at NEMA Chicago are the perfect home base for catching the action. Whether you’re a Chicago Cubs fan, a White Sox fan, or just a lover of the game, summer is the time to enjoy the baseball season — either from a seat in the stands or at NEMA’s dedicated sports bar, The Station.

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A Guide to Historic South Loop

Chicago's South Loop bristles with culture and heritage. Here, we go in search of inspiring book shops, peaceful parks, historic theaters, and cherished cafes — all located on the doorstep of the luxury apartments at NEMA Chicago.

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The NEMA Chicago Guide to the Windy City’s Must-Visit Beaches

As the warm weather rolls in, Windy City residents are flocking to the shores of Lake Michigan to catch some warm rays and cool breezes. Chicago is home to 26 miles of scenic lakefront, including a host of beaches that rival any coastal seashore. And residents of the South Loop Chicago rentals at NEMA wake up each morning just minutes from some of the best ones. Keep reading for our rundown of the choicest beaches in Chicago.

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Enjoying the Outdoors

Spring has officially arrived in Chicago. And with the warmer months, the opportunities for getting a healthy dose of fresh air and sunshine are beckoning. Residents of NEMA Chicago don’t need to leave their downtown Chicago apartments to enjoy a relaxing resort-style vacation. Everything they need is right at home; like the 10,000-square-foot outdoor deck, for a day of lounging poolside or soaking in a spa pool. There is ample space for sunbathing, cooking out on the Viking barbecue grills, or simply luxuriating with a good book and a crisp glass of prosecco. But just around the corner from NEMA Chicago are plenty of activities and destinations ideal for taking full advantage of the best weather of the year.

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Sunny Days and Blooming Flowers in Chicago

Spring has come to the Windy City, and it's time to make the most of the sunshine! NEMA Chicago is surrounded by gardens and parks where you can admire the blooms, fill your nostrils with seasonal scents — and top up on vitamin D while you're at it.

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Your Own Private Spa: Relaxing and Rejuvenating at NEMA Chicago

After a year of staying home and social distancing, families have become the center of social life, bringing us all closer together (and maybe driving us a little nuts!) in the process. The South Loop apartments at NEMA Chicago provide a suite of amenities geared toward helping residents enjoy and support their loved ones without leaving the safety and comfort of their own building.

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Spring Comes to the South Loop

As the wind off Lake Michigan blows warmer and warmer, those living in the South Loop apartments at NEMA Chicago are getting ready to safely enjoy their building’s suite of indoor and outdoor amenities. While picnicking in nearby Grant Park and logging miles on the epic Lakefront Trail are great options, the stylish tower provides enough amenities and services to keep everyone happy and healthy at home.

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Starting a Conversation This Black History Month

While Black History Month has been celebrated nationwide since 1976, the tradition of setting aside time in the month of February to learn about the African American journey began half a century earlier right here in Chicago.

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Valentine’s Day Recipes

Valentine's Day is here, and whether you're spending the day with your significant other or those in your bubble, things are bound to be a little different this year. While you could brave the blustery Chicago winters and dine in the sub-freezing temps alfresco, why not stay at home and express your love in the sleek, stylish, and amenity-filled luxury apartments at NEMA Chicago?

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New Year's Makeover: Home Decor

Are you looking to make a major change to your life with minimal effort? Take some time this year to give your home a makeover with home goods and decor that will dramatically upgrade the way you live almost instantly. The South Loop apartments at NEMA Chicago offer the ultimate canvas to make your design dreams come to life with chic, modern, tech-connected interiors and, of course, the jaw-dropping views of Chicago and Lake Michigan. And you can level up the luxury of your home here with just a few touches from some of our favorite places. Let's take a look. 

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Wine, Cheese, and Board Games at NEMA Chicago

Winter nights in Chicago are made for cozying up with good wine, artisan cheese—and maybe a board game or two. The luxury rentals at NEMA Chicago are packed with comfort-centric features, providing the picture-perfect setting for your games night while the weather does its thing outside. 

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Movie Night: Chicago-Based Holiday Movies

There’s no denying it: Winter is upon us. Snowstorms are looming, icicles are forming, and chilly winds are whipping through the city. There are few greater pleasures at this time of year than staying nice and toasty at home — slippers on, a mug of hot chocolate in hand — and curling up on the sofa beneath a blanket to watch a movie. And residents of the downtown Chicago rentals at NEMA Chicago have the option of enjoying a true movie theater experience in the building’s Media Lounge. Reserve the Media Lounge in the Amenities section of your NEMA Life app!

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Easy Thanksgiving Menu to Cook at Home

Temps have dipped down to that signature Chicago chill, the lights are going up on the Magnificent Mile, and the citizens of Chi-Town are prepping for a season of celebrating. And what's the best way to revel in the holiday season? With food, of course. Each Thanksgiving, appetites turn from the deep-dish pizzas and Italian beef sandwiches the city is known for to sumptuous home-cooked meals. Those residing in the South Loop apartments at NEMA Chicago have the added bonus of being able to prepare those meals in the luxe, state-of-the-art kitchens in these spectacular downtown Chicago homes. 

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Discovering Chicago's Arts and Culture

Looking to cram on some culture and fire up the creative within you? Get inspiration from some of Chicago's finest arts and culture venues. Bursting with world-class artworks, pioneering architecture, and iconic literature, a wealth of institutions await just a short distance from the South Loop apartments at NEMA Chicago. Let's take a look.

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Iconic Chicago Landmarks Within Walking Distance of NEMA Chicago

The South Loop apartments at NEMA Chicago look out over the vast expanse of the downtown area, Grant Park, and Lake Michigan, giving residents a personal view of world-famous Windy City landmarks. From huge sculptures and fountains to an internationally renowned planetarium and aquarium, NEMA Chicago residents live a short walk away from much of what makes the city iconic. So, take a stroll with us through Chicago’s landmarks via NEMA Chicago!

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The NEMA Chicago Guide to Fall in the Wind City

As cool Lake Michigan winds have blown away the last vestiges of summer, NEMA Chicago residents are breaking out their favorite scarves and rediscovering the joys of a steaming mocha in the morning. Fall means a lot in the Windy City, but no Chicago autumn would be complete without a stroll beneath the turning leaves, an afternoon of apple picking, and a trip to the patch to find the best pumpkin. Keep reading for our guide to the best leaf-peeping spots in the city as well as the most convenient (and best) apple orchards and pumpkin patches open this fall.

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