I’m doing some remodeling/renovating work on a condo in Chicago’s River West district. This location is just outside downtown Chicago and it is considered to be a very desirable. This condo is in a 4 flat that was constructed in 2003, and further the entire interior of the building was gutted and remodeled in 2013. Chicago has strict building codes, and the building’s recent build date would suggest that everything should be top-notch. However, instead I found shoddy construction practices and poor architectural design. Some of the issues could be addressed reasonably, but others will require a major modification of the building and are beyond the scope of my repairs. See the photos below for some examples.