The Park at Lakeshore East

Construction year: 2005
Address: 450 E Benton Pl | CHICAGO-ILLINOIS | United States
Latitude/Longitude: 41.88589, -87.61760

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.

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