About Outer Drive East
The pioneer of its day and the largest, Outer Drive East at 400 East Randolph was the first high-rise residence constructed on the east side of Lake Shore drive, in an area that has become The New Eastside.
Initially Randolph Street had to be lengthened eastward to accommodate its new residents. Lake shore drive was eventually moved east of the building in the mid 1980’s but the building retained its now obscure but recognizable and famous name. An impressive double height lobby with walls finished in White Sea Coral and polished granite floors welcomes both residents and visitors with the 24 hour reception and security desk being a comforting sight to condo residents.
Built in a ‘T’ formation to maximize city and Lake Michigan views, its southern exposure offers forever unobstructed views of Lake Michigan, Millennium Park, Grant Park and the downtown skyline. The east facing residences view one of the city’s popular destinations Navy Pier and the West facing residences have a full city sky line and New Eastside park views. These views are only enhanced when standing on the individual balconies which were designed to cantilever out from the building offering the resident additional square footage of living space and additional views.
Residents of this New East Side condominium building enjoy a rich set of amenities and services, unmatched anywhere in the city. The 25,000 sqft Rivera Club was remodeled in 2009 and offers a full complement of cardiovascular equipment and free weights equal to any luxury membership gym. 2 racquet ball courts and basket ball hoop complete the exercise area. Access through the winter garden the world renound geodesic glass dome over the kidney shape heated pool and 12 person hot tub, allows for enjoyment all year round, while the newly designed men’s and women’s locker rooms have both dry sauna and steam rooms, showers, day lockers and comfortable lounge areas. The expansive two level sun deck permits a cooling breeze to pass over sun bathers on a hot day, while they look out at Navy Pier and the New Eastside park.
Other amenities for 400 East Randolph residents included a full service restaurant and bar, beauty salon, dry cleaners, convenience store, 1000 book lending library and 2000 sqft hospitality room with catering kitchen. A unique amenity to the residents is the building shuttle bus that runs 363 days a year, transporting residents and their guest to their place of business or Michigan Avenue, loop stores, the magnificent mile and other locations throughout Chicago.
Parking is available to all owners in a designated space underground in the heated garage with direct access to the unit floors with additional guest parking for visitors.
Outer Drive East at 400 East Randolph offers everything an urban lifestyle would need within a full service building and steps from area attractions Millennium Park, Petrillo band shell, Lake Michigan lake front bike path, while being a short cab ride to the best shopping and restaurants Chicago has to offer.