Chicago’s Upcoming Skyscraper Boom

Chicago has always had a surprisingly impressive skyline, with buildings like Willis Tower (Sears Tower) dominating the horizon for decades. After the global recession, development slowed down, and smaller, 30-story buildings became more common. Now, the sky race has begun again, and Curbed has a collection of impressive high-rises either under development, or already in construction for the Windy City. Here are a few.

400 N. Lake Shore Drive

A pair of buildings, 400 N. Lake Shore Drive culminates in a slim, 1,100 foot tower that graces the banks of Lake Michigan.

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400 N Lakeshore Drive

One Bennett Park

This 70-story, 836 foot tall tower is under construction in the Streeterville neighborhood, and has a neo-Art Deco style.

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One Bennett Park

110 N. Wacker

Don’t you love the name Wacker drive? Well, this 800-foot behemoth is about to rise along the banks of the Chicago River, changing the landscape even further.

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110 N. Wacker

Tribune Tower East

At a proposed 1,422 feet, Tribune Tower East would be Chicago’s 2nd tallest building, after the Willis Tower.  It’s a sleek and trim design, similar to the look of Seoul’s Lotte Tower, which is currently the world’s 5th tallest.

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Tribune Tower East

One Chicago Square

This 76 story building plans to reach 1,011 feet tall, and open in 2021.

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One Chicago Square

1000M

1000M is set to soar 832 feet above Grant Park, as a Helmut Jahn-designed condo property.

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1000 M

Lakeshore East ‘Site I’

An 80-story tower planned for a 2023 opening.

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Site I

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