400 E Randolph, Outer Drive East
One of the largest residential buildings in Chicago, the Outer East Drive high-rise condo development is located just north of Millennium Park near Lake Shore Drive in Chicago’s downtown Loop.The building contains 944 separate units that are spread out over 40 floors. Situated at 400 E. Randolph, these beautifully-crafted units provide quality construction, spacious layouts and all the modern amenities you need to live in comfort. The various floorplans cater to single residents and families alike, ranging from studios to as many as 3+ separate bedrooms to house the whole crew, including Fido and Fluffy, since the building has a “pets allowed” policy.
- This was the world’s largest apartment building when it was built.
- A large glass dome on the northwest corner of the lot covers the swimming pool. This was a landmark for motorists who would pass right by it on Lake Shore Drive’s old route.
- Until Lake Shore Drive’s S-curve was smoothed out in the early 1980’s the building was, true to its name, located east of the Outer Drive.
- For almost ten years this was the only high-rise in the Loop east of One Prudential Plaza.
- On the front facade each tier of balconies is bracketed by concrete panels with an abstract sculptural pattern.
- A metal sculpture by Abbott Pattison is on the building grounds: the 18-foot tall “Chicago Totem” on the west plaza. “Pavane to Chicago” which was in the lobby has been donated to DePaul University.