Coast Residence; Chicago; bKL Architecture; Darris Harris job #1108

Coast at Lakeshore East

345 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL


  • Lakeshore East

Property Type:

  • Luxury Rental Apartments


  • 46 stories, 515 residences
  • 277 car-parking facility
  • 671,280 total square feet


  • 17,985 square feet on Upper Wacker Drive


Status: Completed 2013

Named Coast at Lakeshore East to highlight the nautical theme of the community, the sleek 46-story rental tower stands at 345 E. Wacker Drive, directly east of the Swissotel at the northwest corner of Lakeshore East. The tower is designed by the highly-acclaimed architectural firm of bKL Architecture.

Coast contains 515 apartments consisting of one, two and three bedrooms, 17,985 square feet of retail space, a 277-car parking facility and 18,999-square-feet of indoor and outdoor amenities that include an outdoor pool and landscaped deck, a fully-equipped fitness center, resident lounge, business center, and indoor spa area and more.

Coast’s modern design is described by BKL as a composition of light and transparency. A curtain wall on the east and west facades is a combination of translucent and fritted glass combined with aluminum while continuous inset balconies on the north and south elevations provide extraordinary views of the Chicago skyline, Lake Michigan and Grant/Millennium Parks.