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.
A pair of buildings, 400 N. Lake Shore Drive culminates in a slim, 1,100 foot tower that graces the banks of Lake Michigan.
This 70-story, 836 foot tall tower is under construction in the Streeterville neighborhood, and has a neo-Art Deco style.
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.
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.
This 76 story building plans to reach 1,011 feet tall, and open in 2021.
1000M is set to soar 832 feet above Grant Park, as a Helmut Jahn-designed condo property.
An 80-story tower planned for a 2023 opening.
Thanks for the comment, looks like it should be a cool commute!
Live just across the state line in Indiana and take the South Shore train into down town all the time. Can’t wait to see the Chicago skyline in 2023 -2025 taking a river tour on one of the river tour boats.
I loved Chicago’s architecture when I visited in 2012. I’ll book a return visit in five years’ time!