Get Lost in the Greenery
Open, green space is a principle design element throughout The 78. Lush landscapes will pull the neighborhood together, connecting every building — and every body — to the river. The entire site becomes an urban, open campus of fragrant gardens, wide lawns and intimate spots to meet, eat and retreat.
The 78’s standout greenery includes the exhilarating 7-acre Crescent Park that will playfully arc lengthwise through the entire site; and an unprecedented half mile of riverfront — 5 acres along the water that will inspire visitors.
The 78’s largest swath of open space is the curving 7-acre park that follows the original path of the Chicago River. This sweeping area will roll through buildings and spaces within the site, and is perfect for employees to spread out from work, for visitors to explore, and for families who want to extend their homes into a breathtaking escape.
The Power of Parks and Open Space
The celebrated Chicago Riverwalk will connect The 78 to downtown and Chinatown, and Ping Tom Park — a true urban garden — borders our site to the south.
More than 40% of the acreage at The 78 is green or public open space — a haven for those who love the outdoors. Throughout the year, including winter, special events and programming will draw people out of their homes and offices. And with lots of room the throw a frisbee, amble down a walking path, or ride a bike around the property, The 78 is grounded in wellness.
The River’s Edge
At The 78, a half-mile, 100-foot-wide swath of land will be dedicated to all-season recreation, with access to the river — including a water taxi stop — and waterfront cultural events, family attractions and programming.