55 East Erie StreetEdit profile
55 East Erie is an all-residential skyscraper in Chicago. It is at 647 ft (197 m). Designed by Fujikawa Johnson & Associates and Searl & Associates Architects, the 56 story building was completed in 2004 and is the third-tallest all-residential building in the United States after Trump World Tower in New York City, and the nearby 340 on the Park completed in 2007 in Chicago. The design called for flying buttresses around the mechanical penthouse, which were eventually dropped. Early on, the building was envisioned as much taller in order to house a Mandarin Oriental hotel, but a deal was never struck. 55 East Erie is located one block away from the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. The 56-story condominium tower affords residents views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. 55 East Erie boasts 194 residential units, including seven floors of split story penthouse homes with express elevator service. The building also features four “Skyhomes,” each a unique four story townhome with its own elevator. Located in Chicago's "Mansion Row" District, the property offers residents a fitness center with towel service, a full length lap pool, a Jacuzzi, and men's and women's locker rooms with saunas and steam rooms. In July of 2009, individual televisions were installed for each piece of cardiovascular equipment. The building has 425 deeded parking spots, as well as an on-site dry cleaner, a bicycle storage facility, and a hospitality room with a full kitchen and outdoor promenade. Led by a Board of Managers, The 55 East Erie Condominium Association employs a professional staff throughout the building. An experienced on-site management team from Chicago's Sudler Property Management oversees a 24-hour door staff, on-site engineers, and maintenance workers. 55 East Erie is home to a host of prominent Chicagoans, including Judy and Dale Niedermaier.