The Park at Lakeshore East

Designed by the Office of James Burnett, 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 at completion will include 4,950 residential units, 1,500 hotel rooms, 2.2M gross square feet of commercial space, 770,000 SF 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 awards:

AIA Excellence in Regional & Urban Design

FIABCI Prix’d Excellence Award

ASLA Texas Chapter 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 Award

American Architecture Award



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