Lakeshore East

Lakeshore East is a master-planned mixed use urban development being built by the Magellan Development Group in the Loop community area of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is located in the northeastern part of the Loop, which, along with Illinois Center, is called the Near East Side. The development is bordered by Wacker Drive to the north, Columbus Drive to the west, Lake Shore Drive to the east, and East Randolph Street to the south. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill created the master plan for the area. The development, which had been scheduled for completion in 2011, is now set for completion in 2013. Although the majority of the buildings in the neighborhood will be 21st century constructions resulting from the master plan, some of the current buildings were built as early as the 1960s and 1970s decades. Thus, the term "Lakeshore East" refers only to the components of the new master plan, while the term New Eastside refers to the greater neighborhood surrounding Lakeshore East that extends westward to Michigan Avenue. However, there is little distinction between buildings in the masterplan and other buildings in the region because the pre-existing buildings are referred to as being located in the Lakeshore East area.

Lakeshore East features several of the tallest buildings in Chicago and may include a few of the tallest buildings in the United States. The overall planned development, the park, and several of the individual buildings have won awards for architecture and/or urban planning. The buildings are planned for various types of residential use (condominiums, apartments, or hotels). Due to the neighborhood's proximity to both Lake Michigan to the east and the Chicago River to the north, many of the buildings are named with aquatic or nautical themes. As of August 2008, 1,500 condominiums have been sold and 1,200 apartments have been completed.

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Lakeshore East - Building Construction
... Building Address Completed Stories Height Use 400 East Randolph 400 E. 822 ... feet (250.5 m) Hotel/Apartment/Condominium 375 East Wacker Drive 375 E ... Wacker Drive proposed 76 1,030 feet (313.9 m) Hotel/Condominium Lakeshore East Building 2-O proposed 650 feet (198.1 m) Coast at Lakeshore East 345 E ...
Magellan Development Group
... The major accomplishment of their collaboration is the $4 billion, mixed-use Lakeshore East community which reintroduced residential living to Chicago's central business district ... condominium communities such as The Tides at Lakeshore East, The Shoreham at Lakeshore East, Grand Plaza, The Park Millennium, One Superior Place, and Dearborn Place ... Condominium developments at Lakeshore East include the Aqua, Chicago, The Parkhomes, The Chandler, 340 on the Park, The Regatta, and The Lancaster ...

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