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.



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.


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.


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.


Tribune Tower East

One Chicago Square

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


One Chicago Square


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


1000 M

Lakeshore East ‘Site I’

An 80-story tower planned for a 2023 opening.


Site I