400 Lake Shore Drive

Related Midwest
No. of Units
635 units
Project Scale
1.1 Million residential gross square feet
Interior architecture and FF&E for all units and amenity spaces

An Iconic Two-Tower Residential Development Located at the Intersection of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan

Related Midwest announced that construction is beginning of Phase One of 400 Lake Shore, a 72-story residential tower that will reshape Chicago’s skyline where the Chicago River meets Lake Michigan. This innovative project will bring new housing options along the lakefront, as well as add 4.5 acres of open and green space to the neighborhood—including construction of the long-awaited DuSable Park and completion of the Founder’s Way path on the famed Chicago Riverwalk to create a pedestrian path to the lake.

A symbol of the success and strength of Chicago, 400 Lake Shore will reimagine a site that had been left vacant after the plan to build the Chicago Spire skyscraper was abandoned nearly two decades ago. 400 Lake Shore will contribute to a thriving downtown with 635 new apartments, and other public amenities. With a projected completion date of early 2027, Phase One will consist of constructing the site’s 858-foot-tall North Tower. 400 Lake Shore will be the fifth project in Chicago under the Related Rentals brand, synonymous across the country with luxury high-rise living and thoughtful services and benefits.

The towers, designed by the Chicago Office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill with David Childs—-the architect behind One World Trade Center in New York City—feature thoughtful nods to Chicago architectural history and geography. This includes reimagining the iconic “Chicago Window”—a bay window design that is a hallmark of the city’s historic architecture—as a shallow bay of floor-to-ceiling glass.

The towers taper down in plan to frame a view of the lake while angling back towards the cityscape—with metal detailing evoking the rippling surface of Lake Michigan. Building interiors have been designed by March and White, whose work includes Related’s The Row Fulton Market, a precedent setting residential high rise recently completed.

400 Lake Shore Building Facade Related Midwest MAWD Interior Design Chicago
Rendering Courtesy of Related Midwest.
400 Lake Shore Crown Related Midwest MAWD Interior Design Chicago
Rendering Courtesy of Related Midwest.
Located on the last waterfront site where Lake Michigan meets the Chicago River, this development is anchored by two towers surrounded by public green space that will complete Founder’s Way on the River and DuSable Park, as well as provide much needed affordable housing for The City.
Curt Bailey, President of Related Midwest
400 Lake Shore Hero Window Related Midwest MAWD Interior Design Chicago
Rendering Courtesy of Related Midwest.