On May 1, 1926, The Shoreland Hotel opened its doors as a premiere Hyde Park luxury apartment hotel to great acclaim- not only was it the largest, most luxurious, and most state-of-the-art Chicago apartment hotel to date, but it also boasted a unique location steps from the shore of Lake Michigan. Studio Gang’s 2013 reimagining of Shoreland as luxury apartments combines a respectful nod to the building’s prominent history with a forward gaze to the advantages of modern technologies. Original architectural elements were preserved and restored, including exterior terra cotta ornamentation, terraces, lobby doors and windows, and the circular drive’s elaborate bronze porte-cochere. The new 138-car parking garage was located underground in order to preserve the original lobby, mezzanine, and ballrooms. In order to minimize the environmental impact, water and energy-efficient systems and strategies were integrated into the building, as well as state-of-the-art building facilities and amenities. Today Hyde Park is a thriving community, lauded as one of the most culturally diverse in the country. Historic and luxury apartment buildings and single-family homes mingle along tree-lined streets. Interwoven is an eclectic mix of restaurants and shops, museums and exhibition spaces. With its proximity to the lakefront and easy access to the Loop via public transportation or Lake Shore Drive, Hyde Park continues to attract and foster a uniquely dynamic, vibrant, and engaged urban community.