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The Park at Lakeshore East

The Park at Lakeshore East is a 5.3-acre urban park that is the central amenity of the 28-acre Lakeshore East development in Chicago’s Inner Loop. Overlooking the confluence of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, Lakeshore East is a $4 billion redevelopment that includes 4,950 residential units, 1,500 hotel rooms, 2.2M gross square feet of commercial space, 770,000 square feet of retail space and an elementary school.

Two sweeping promenades serve as the primary circulation across the site and each features a series of fountain basins, seating areas and ornamental gardens. An extension of Field Street’s axis, the Grand Stair, offers a commanding view of the park and accommodates the 25’ grade differential created by Chicago’s 3-tiered transit system. Additional amenities include a children’s garden, dog park, and event lawn.

PROJECT INFORMATION
Location:
Chicago, IL
Team: SOM, Master Plan Site Design Group
Awards:
AIA Excellence in Regional & Urban Design; FIABCI Prix’d Excellence Award; ASLA Texas Chapter Merit Award; Friends of Downtown Chicago Best New Open Space; Chicago Magazine - Best New Park; Builder Magazine - Builders Choice; Design & Planning Award Building Stone Institute; Tucker Design Awards; American Architecture Award; Metropolitan Planning Council’s Burnham Award for Planning Excellence
Photography Credit:
David Seide, James Andrews, Serhii Chrucky, Steinkamp Photography, Carl Larson

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The Park at Lakeshore East

The Park at Lakeshore East

The Park at Lakeshore East is a 5.3-acre urban park that is the central amenity of the 28-acre Lakeshore East development in Chicago’s Inner Loop. Overlooking the confluence of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, Lakeshore East is a $4 billion redevelopment that includes 4,950 residential units, 1,500 hotel rooms, 2.2M gross square feet of commercial space, 770,000 square feet of retail space and an elementary school.

Two sweeping promenades serve as the primary circulation across the site and each features a series of fountain basins, seating areas and ornamental gardens. An extension of Field Street’s axis, the Grand Stair, offers a commanding view of the park and accommodates the 25’ grade differential created by Chicago’s 3-tiered transit system. Additional amenities include a children’s garden, dog park, and event lawn.

PROJECT INFORMATION
Location:
Chicago, IL
Team: SOM, Master Plan Site Design Group
Awards:
AIA Excellence in Regional & Urban Design; FIABCI Prix’d Excellence Award; ASLA Texas Chapter Merit Award; Friends of Downtown Chicago Best New Open Space; Chicago Magazine - Best New Park; Builder Magazine - Builders Choice; Design & Planning Award Building Stone Institute; Tucker Design Awards; American Architecture Award; Metropolitan Planning Council’s Burnham Award for Planning Excellence
Photography Credit:
David Seide, James Andrews, Serhii Chrucky, Steinkamp Photography, Carl Larson