Lakeshore East

Chicago
Height
1
To Tip:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).

362.9 m / 1,191 ft
2
Architectural:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

362.9 m / 1,191 ft
3
Occupied:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.

351.5 m / 1,153 ft
Floors
Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

101
1 2 3 St. Regis Chicago Outline
Official Name
The current legal building name.

Lakeshore East

Type

Complex

Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished

Structurally Topped Out

Country

United States

City

Chicago

Function

education / hotel / residential

# of Apartments

6,054

# of Hotel Rooms

794

# of Parking Spaces

3,754

Map of Buildings in Complex

Note: Only buildings that have GPS coordinates recorded are displayed.

 

List of Buildings in Complex

Rank
Building Name
Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished
Completion
Height
Floors
Material
Use
1 St. Regis Chicago
2020 362.9 m / 1,191 ft 101 concrete residential / hotel
2 Lakeshore East I Tower
2023 289.6 m / 950 ft 85 N/A residential
3 Aqua at Lakeshore East
2009 261.8 m / 859 ft 86 concrete residential / hotel
4 340 on the Park
2007 204.9 m / 672 ft 64 concrete residential
5 201 North Columbus
- 195.8 m / 642 ft 60 concrete residential / hotel
6 Cirrus
2021 171.4 m / 562 ft 52 concrete residential
7 The Tides at Lakeshore East
2008 152.4 m / 500 ft 51 concrete residential
8 The Regatta
2007 146.5 m / 480 ft 45 concrete residential
9 Coast at Lakeshore East
2013 142.2 m / 467 ft 47 concrete residential
10 The Shoreham
2005 137.2 m / 450 ft 47 concrete residential
11 Cascade
2021 122.9 m / 403 ft 37 concrete residential
12 The Chandler
2008 118.5 m / 389 ft 36 concrete residential
13 The Lancaster
2005 98.8 m / 324 ft 30 concrete residential
14 GEMS World Academy - Chicago, Lower School
2014 47.4 m / 156 ft 10 concrete education
15 193 North Columbus
2024 - m / - ft - concrete residential / hotel

CTBUH Awards & Distinctions

Best Tall Building Americas 2010 Award of Excellence

2010 CTBUH Awards

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