Aqua Chicago high rise apartments exterior view

Aqua at Lakeshore East

225 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois


Lakeshore East

Property Type:

Luxury Condominium, Apartment, Hotel, Retail and Office Tower


87 Stories
1,997,889 Total Square Feet
1,271 Car Parking Facility
262 Condominiums, 9 Townhomes, 474 Rental Apartments

334 Radisson Blu Aqua Apartments Hotel Rooms


17,536 Square Feet (includes CVS Pharmacy)
5,968 Square Feet in Pedway System, 37,165 Square Feet in Offices

Radisson Blu:  12,500 Square Foot Ballroom, 27,000 Square Feet Total Meeting Space, 150-seat Filini Restaurant


Desgin Architect: Studio/Gang Architects
Architect of Record: Loewenberg Architects

Status: Completed 2011

Drawing Lake Michigan up to the sky and soaring 87-stories, Aqua is the most talked about building in Chicago. The fluid contour of Aqua’s exterior creates distinctive floor plans with most residences having their own unique balcony design. Aqua offers a combination of Shore Club entertainment and recreational facilities with a host of indoor and outdoor options totaling 110,000 sf. Soaring residences offer breathtaking views through floor-to-ceiling windows and unique undulating balconies.

Aqua includes 264 condominium units, 475 rental apartments, 9 townhomes, 334 hotel rooms plus two ballrooms, 60,000 square feet of retail and office space, and 115,000 square feet of amenities.  CVS/pharmacy anchors a 37,000-thousand square-foot retail component with a 12,000-square-foot pharmacy on the ground level.  There is also a cleaners in the pedway at Aqua.  The highlights of this development include Magellan’s signature Shore Club amenities. 35,000 square feet of indoor amenities include a media room, game room, business and conference center, fitness center, spa, lap pool, hot tub, steam and sauna facilities and a winter garden atrium. Outside, Aqua’s green deck includes two pools, hot tub, running track, landscaped gardens, cabanas and gazebos, fire pit, BBQ grills and exercise and entertaining areas.


      • 2012 American Council of Engineering Companies, Grand Award
      • 2012 Geater North Michigan Avenue Association, Development of the Year Award2012 American Council of Engineering Companies, Grand Award
      • 2012 Greater North Michigan Avenue Association, Development of the Year Award: Radisson Blu
      • 2011 International Property Award and Americas Property Award, Best High-Rise
      • 2011 FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Award
      • 2009 Emporis Skyscraper of the Year Award
      • 2008 The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design; The American Architecture Award