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Featured Building: Chandler

The Chandler Exterior over the River
The Chandler is a high-rise residential building that contains 36 floors and 307 residences, and is a part of the Lakeshore East urban community development. It was completed in 2008 by Magellan Development Group, and was designed by renowned architects DeStefano + Partners, with an exterior of rounded, almost oval shaped contours, constructed out of chic blue tinted glass.

Lakeshore East is a mixed use urban development being built by the Magellan Development Group in the Loop. The development, which had been scheduled for completion in 2011, but was reset for completion in 2013. The development features several of the tallest buildings in Chicago, possibly set to include some of the tallest buildings in all of the United States. The planned development includes a park and various use buildings for condominiums, apartments, or hotels. Several of the completed buildings have won awards for architecture and urban planning.

Located in the northeast corner of The Loop, The Chandler offers its residents the convenience of being in the downtown financial district as well as having a quiet place to call home with serene views of Michigan Lake. On the corner of E Wacker Drive and N Lakeshore Dr, The Chandler is a sought-after building in the area.[1]


Located in the financial heart of Chicago, The Chandler offers the best of both worlds in The Loop. Located in the northeast corner, nearby Dusable Harbor, residents can enjoy the buzzing downtown district as well as the quiet shoreline.

Restaurants, bars, cafes, grocery stores, shopping, and entertainment are all within close proximity. The nearest coffee house is a Dunkin Donuts, which is about a 13 minute walk from The Chandler. The nearest public transportation is a bus stop about a four minute walk south of The Chandler, located at the doorstep of the University of Chicago. A Chinese cuisine restaurant called Friendship on the Lake, is located on the shoreline, as well as Lakefront Trail for running and biking.


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