Curbed Chicago: Floating Las Vegas Style Resort for Lake Michigan

Curbed Chicago: Floating Las Vegas Style Resort for Lake Michigan

By AJ LaTrace / Renderings Space Architects + Planners

A bit of Las Vegas could be coming to Lake Michigan if a group of entrepreneurs can raise enough funds and win public support for their plan to build a large floating resort complex dubbed Breakwater Chicago. The concept is to build a small “island”, roughly 300 feet long and 100 feet wide that would look similar to a large yacht but would feature three restaurants, a swimming pool, shops and a spa. The island would have a 2,850 person capacity and reps from the team state in their Kickstarter video that the aim is to make the project a top tourist destination in Chicago. Local design shop SPACE Architects + Planners has been tapped to render the development (if you can call it that) and has revealed a plan that shows an open-air complex during the summer and a dome-covered complex for the cold winter months…