He’s big. He’s brawny. His basketball IQ is off the charts. And, according to Chicago Magazine, he’s the city’s most eligible Chicago Bull.
Taj Gibson, the 29-year-old power forward, recently finished the best season of his young career. For the last five months, he’s also been enjoying the luxuries and conveniences of daily life in an AMLI River North penthouse.
We recently had the chance to catch up with Taj to find out how he’s enjoying life in the penthouse, as well as his excitement and hopes for the season.
Q&A with Taj Gibson
Q: You’re coming off a career year. In what ways do you want to take your game to the next level this season?
Taj: I want to do the same thing all over again, but set even higher goals for myself. The league is hard and it’s always improving. I’m always trying to become a better player and a better teammate.
Q: How excited are you for the season to start?
Taj: I’m extremely excited. We’ve still got a lot of practice, a lot of work to put in but I think it’s going to be a big year for us so I am really excited for things to get started.
Q: You moved from the suburbs to a high rise downtown. What’s that adjustment been like for you?
Taj: It’s different because I see a lot more people during the day. It’s a lot of hustle and bustle down here. I’m kind of a home body, but I have a great view from my apartment. So when I look out my window and see all those people down on the sidewalks, it’s really cool.
Q: What do you like the most about living at AMLI River North?
Taj: The people who work and live there are really friendly. They’re just super nice people. It’s hard for me to go out downtown, but I like the younger, more vibrant crowd that’s always in River North. It’s what makes the neighborhood what it is.
Q: The Bulls moved their practice facility to the city during the offseason. Is it nice to be able to work and live in one central location?
Taj: It’s cool, I like it. Downtown is where the United Center is. After games I don’t have to drive back to the suburbs. I’m closer to all my favorite restaurants and spots I like to hang out at. It’s just more convenient.
AMI River North Penthouses
As Taj kicks off his sixth season with the Chicago Bulls, we wish him and the rest of the team the best of luck! Now, let’s take a closer look at that penthouse Taj has been living in…
AMLI River North’s community amenities include a 22,000 square foot rooftop deck with stunning views of the city and lake, a resort-style pool with private cabanas, and outdoor fire pits. In addition to all community amenities, AMLI River North penthouse residents have access to the penthouse concierge program. Based on lease term length, penthouse residents are awarded points which are exchangeable for premium services and upgrades, ranging from interior design consulting to dry cleaning. Residents can also enjoy health and wellness services, private use of the cabanas and theater, and premium lighting fixture upgrades in exchange for concierge points.
That view Taj relishes, the one that he mentioned in his interview and has tweeted about in the past? It’s a view worth appreciating and sharing, a view that only a small fraction of Chicagoans are fortunate enough to enjoy on a daily basis. The upper floors of AMLI River North happen to house dozens of apartments with similarly stunning views. All 48 penthouse units boast views of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan, or Chicago’s iconic, awe-inspiring cityscape.
A hallmark of the River North neighborhood is accessibility. Pharmacies, eateries, and convenience stores throughout the area are open around the clock. Many of Chicago’s trendiest and most highly rated restaurants, bars, and cultural centers are within walking distance. And regardless of whether prefer to travel by bus or train, take cabs, drive your own car, walk, or some healthy combination of these modes of transport, AMLI River North’s location should prove an advantage. Cabs are always within the vicinity, the CTA Grand-Redline stop is a few blocks away, several bus stops are within walking distance, and so is a whole lot of Chicago office space.
If high-rise luxury living and views over River North or Lake Michigan are what you are after, the penthouses at AMLI River North are worth checking out. The amenities and views you enjoy can pave the way for you to Live Life + Love Life in a fashion afforded to only a select few.
We’ve already interviewed Taj. Now it’s your turn. What do you like most about living in River North? Let us know in the comments!
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