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Two residential towers break ground in Chicago’s Lakeshore East

bKL Architecture designed the towers.

September 19, 2019 |
CIrrus condo tower entrance

All renderings courtesy Lendlease

Cirrus, a 47-story, 363-unit luxury condominium tower, and Cascade, an adjacent 37-story, 503-unit rental tower, recently broke ground in Chicago’s Lakeshore East community. The two towers, along with Cascade Park, a publicly accessible green space that will provide an activated connection to the lakefront and Chicago Riverwalk, are being developed simultaneously by Lendlease and Magellan Development Group.

Cirrus floor plans include one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom layouts as well as two townhome residences at ground level and 15 penthouse residences, including one duplex, located on floors 42-47. Units will range in size from 650 sf to over 3,000 sf. All residences include floor-to-ceiling windows and kitchens with quartzite countertops, tile backsplashes, Bosch built-in recirculating hoods, and Franke stainless steel undermount sinks with disposal.


Cirrus condo towerCirrus Condominium Tower.


The Cirrus lobby features a wall of east-facing, floor-to-ceiling windows adjacent to a seating area and open, circular fireplace. The lobby connects to an outdoor terrace and separate pool deck with lounge seating, adjacent indoor wet lounge, cabanas, and transparent glass partitions. Other amenities include private workspaces and conference rooms, a social lounge with fireplace, and a conservatory overlooking Cascade Park. A wine cellar with tasting room, separate show and prep kitchens with a dining area and chef’s corner lounge, and an east-facing outdoor terrace with barbecue and fire pit on the 41st floor round out the building’s 48,000-sf of amenity space.


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Cirrus and Cascade shared indoor poolCirrus and Cascade shared indoor pool.


Residents of both Cirrus and Cascade will have access to an indoor lap pool, a heat therapy pool and splash pad, a children’s playroom, a fitness center with adjacent yoga/spin studio, an HIIT training area with locker rooms, massage and steam rooms, a game room with a golf simulator and billiards, a screening room, a music room, a multi-purpose community room, a dog-washing station, and an indoor dog run. Both towers will include deeded, below-grade parking spaces.


Cirrus and Cascade towersCirrus and Cascade towers.


Additionally, all residents will enjoy access to Cascade Park, a 0.8 acre green space designed by Claude Cormier + Associés. The park will slope down from Harbor Drive to the tower’s base, creating a new connection to the Lakefront Trail and Chicago Riverwalk.

Cirrus and Cascade are the first of three towers that Lendlease and Magellan plan to develop at the northeast corner of Lakeshore East. The first residences are scheduled to deliver in fall 2021.


Cirrus outdoor poolCirrus outdoor pool.


Cirrus social loungeCirrus social lounge.


Cirrus lobbyCirrus Tower lobby.


Two-bedroom two bath residenceTwo-bedroom/two-bath residence in Cirrus Tower.

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