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Hyde Park’s newly opened Vue53 apartment development shows off its modern interiors

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The 13-story rental building brings a touch of avant-garde to the South Side’s 53rd Street

Photo via Facevook Vue53

After a long and contentious gestation, Hyde Park’s contemporary looking Vue53 development welcomed its first tenants this fall. Vue53’s modular design was drawn-up by Chicago-based Valerio Dewalt Train Associates and was described by Chicago Tribune architecture columnist Blair Kamin as a successful execution of “Jenga architecture,” blurring the line between apartment building and dormitory.

The glassy, 13-story structure situated at 1330 East 53rd—the street that gives Vue53 its name— is aimed towards a hipper, younger demographic with its 267 rental units rendered in no-frills raw concrete. Considering the property is just a short walk from the University of Chicago, the project’s more minimalist approach to high-rise living makes sense for the area.

Residents of the building have access to a fourth floor amenity level that includes a sodded outdoor terrace, exercise facility, and business center. Meanwhile, a ground floor Target store bolsters 53rd Street’s retail corridor. Vue53’s Facebook page recently published a collection of photos showing off the building’s architecture, amenities, as well as a model apartment unit. Check out the full 42 picture gallery here.

Photo via Facevook Vue53
Photo via Facevook Vue53
Photo via Facevook Vue53
Photo via Facevook Vue53
Photo via Facevook Vue53
Photo via Facevook Vue53
Photo via Facevook Vue53
Photo via Facevook Vue53
Photo via Facevook Vue53
Photo via Facevook Vue53