860-880 N Lake Shore Apartments
860-880 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL, 60611
At a Glance
The Gold Coast condos for rent at 860-880 North Lake Shore Drive are classic residences in a significant location that’s also a Chicago landmark. The glass and steel condo towers at 860-880 N. Lake Shore Drive were designed by renowned architect Mies van der Rohe. Renters looking for condos in Chicago that provide Lake Michigan views and proximity to beaches, nightlife, great restaurants, shopping, and parks should consider this iconic address.
The two buildings that make up 860-880 N. Lake Shore Drive stand 26 stories tall. While they aren’t the most imposing buildings in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, these mid-century condo towers are significant for their place in architectural history. Mies van der Rohe was one of the most prolific designers to champion steel and concrete in his buildings, contributing to the look that would become known as the International Style of architecture. Other notable examples of this building style are found immediately north of these condo towers at 900/910 Lake Shore Drive, the AMA Plaza (formerly known as the IBM Plaza) in River North, and the long and low Crown Hall on the IIT campus in Bronzeville. All of them were designed by van der Rohe, but the condo towers at 860-880 N. Lake Shore Drive were first on the scene.
These condos are very near the glitz and glam of the city’s flagship retail district, commonly referred to as the Magnificent Mile, along North Michigan Avenue. Shopping is easy, but a trip to the beach -- Oak Street Beach is only half a mile away from these condos. Getting on the Lakefront Trail is trickier than it seems from these condos in the Gold Coast, but a quick jaunt to the viaduct beneath Oak Street will put renters right onto the path. Miles of lakefront jogging and cycling are open after that slight detour, and renters may find it well worth a visit.
Renters in the mood for some international cuisine can satisfy their appetite at Le Petit Paris, located next door to the modern buildings in Chicago’s Gold Coast. Francesa's on Chestnut is a reliable place for classic Italian fare, and renters at these condos only need to travel one block west to get there. Dollop Coffee is even closer, and it’s a safe place to pick up a cup of java or a quick bite to eat. Suppose renters want to go the extra mile while entertaining friends or guests from out of town, The Signature Room at the 95th is easily accessible from this location. The restaurant is nearly at the top of the John Hancock Center (erm, excuse us...875 N. Michigan Ave) and provides world-class views of Chicago while dining. The shops at Water Tower Place are another bankable stop for renters who need to knock out some errands. The innovative programming at Lookingglass Theatre Company provides inspiring storytelling right in the neighborhood.