An interesting idea has been released that aims to bring even more tourist activity to Chicago’s lakefront—only this new concept will actually float in the lake as opposed to being situated on land. Being called Breakwater Chicago, this dynamic new “development” will essentially be a large, floating resort complex that houses three restaurants, a pool, retail shops, and even a spa. Going off the renderings, which were released today, the yacht-like island structure looks like something out of Dubai, and in total, its maximum capacity could reach as high as 2,850 people.
In the warm summer months, Breakwater Chicago would feature a fun, open-air concept, while during the winter, a dome would cover the complex, ensuring it would stay open year-round. Those behind the project insist Breakwater Chicago won’t be obtrusive or interfere with the natural lakefront atmosphere, but instead enhance the experience of being out on Lake Michigan for both tourists and local residents alike.
Currently, the only other floating resort-like structure similar to Breakwater Chicago is in Istanbul, Turkey. To learn more about this ambitious and unique idea, have a look at the video below and visit the project’s Kickstarter page here.