The ParkShore in Chicago

Photo of The ParkShore in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of The ParkShore in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
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Photo of The ParkShore in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of The ParkShore in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of The ParkShore in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation

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The ParkShore
Formerly:The Parkshore at Illinois Center

195 North Harbor Drive, Chicago, Illinois, The Loop 60601
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Chicago is famous for its food, its criminals, and its politicians. It is also known for its architecture. Though most often known as the birthplace of the skyscraper, Chicago can also be thanked for the Chicago-style window. This tower combines both of the Windy City's architectural innovations -- skyscrapers and Chicago windows to create a residential building that is both visually interesting and functional for those living inside. In this case the Chicago windows are bowed which creates channels enhancing the building's verticality and giving it some texture. They also give residents just a little more space in what can sometimes be tight downtown living conditions, and exceptional views. And views are what it's really all about in this location. Facing both the downtown skyline and Lake Michigan, the ParkShore has been renowned for its lake, river, and city views in spite of the fact that it is sandwiched among several other towers.

Quick Facts
Statistics
  • Residences: 486
Timeline
  • April 1, 1991: The building opens to the public.
  • October, 1991: The building is completed.
Notes
  • This building was developed by Amurcon Development Corporation.
  • The building's foyer alone cost $750,000 to outfit.
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There are two comments.

  Have many door dings in my car from the parking garage as a souvenir of Harbor Drive.

Lived here in 1994..great location, great building - Saturday, July 25th, 2009 @ 12:57pm  

  I like this building, reminds me of Florida whenever I see it at Navy Pier, because of it's glass and design.

Brent Kampert - Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 @ 10:49am  

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