Coast at Lakeshore East
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Coast at Lakeshore East in September 2017
General information
Location345 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Coordinates41°53′14″N 87°37′07″W / 41.88731°N 87.61864°W / 41.88731; -87.61864Coordinates: 41°53′14″N 87°37′07″W / 41.88731°N 87.61864°W / 41.88731; -87.61864
Construction startedJune 2011
Roof463.25 ft (141.20 m)[1]
Top floor430.83 ft (131.32 m)[1]
Technical details
Floor count51[2]
Floor area682,000 sq ft (63,400 m2)[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectbKL Architecture[1]
DeveloperMagellan Development Group[1]
Structural engineerCS Associates, Inc.[1]
Main contractorJames McHugh Construction Co[1]

Coast at Lakeshore East (sometimes Coast), originally known as Lakeshore East Building 2-A,[1] is a 46-story residential skyscraper in the Lakeshore East development in the Loop community area of downtown Chicago. The building is located at 345 East Wacker Drive. It is the eighth 21st century skyscraper at Lakeshore East.[3] It is the first smoke-free residential building in Lakeshore East.[2]

Groundbreaking for the building occurred in June 2011 and occupancy is expected to commence in 2013. The tower is designed by the architectural firm of bKL Architecture LLC, while Magellan Development Group is the developer along with its equity partner, JPMorgan Asset Management. James McHugh Construction Co., which has constructed six buildings at Lakeshore East, is the general contractor for the new tower.[4] Magellan was informed by the City of Chicago that it would not be granted public way permits for scaffolding during May 2012 due to the 2012 NATO Summit held in Chicago. They also spoke with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Secret Service on the issue and did not apply for permits after gathering information.[5] In November 2011, the designing architectural firm disbanded. Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin has described the building as "a boxy, 49-story, metal-and-glass apartment tower".[6] Coast will comprise 499 apartments, 18,000 square feet (1,700 m2) retail space, a 272-car parking facility, amenities such as an outdoor pool and landscaped deck, a fitness center, resident lounge, business center, media room, and an indoor spa. As of June 2011 initial occupancy was targeted for February 2013.[3] In February 2013, leasing offices opened for occupancy beginning in March 2013.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Coast at Lakeshore East". Phorio. Retrieved June 27, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Mann, Leslie (February 15, 2013). "Magellan opens leasing offices for Coast tower". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Coast at Lakeshore East Breaks Ground". Magellan Development Group. June 21, 2011. Archived from the original on August 25, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2012.
  4. ^ "Magellan breaks ground on rental high-rise". Chicago Tribune. June 23, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2012.
  5. ^ Bergen, Kathy (April 21, 2012). "City scrutinizing some construction-related permits ahead of NATO: Building industry says it is unclear what will be allowed leading up to May summit". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 4, 2012.
  6. ^ Kamin, Blair (December 7, 2011). "Another partnership bites the dust; Brininstool and Lynch leave BKL Architecture". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 4, 2012.