76-Story luxury apartment tower in Chicago’s South Loop gets name and begins construction

The building was designed by Rafael Viñoly and is scheduled for completion in 2019.

January 06, 2017 |

Rendering courtesy of Crescent Heights

The new 829-foot-tall residential tower planned for Chicago’s South Loop has received the official name of One Grant Park and will comprise 792 luxury apartments. The tower, which will become one of the city’s tallest residential buildings, began construction at its 1200 S. Indiana Ave., in December.

Included in the building’s almost 800 units will be a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. The residences and common areas will offer state-of-the-art technology and carefully curated amenity spaces designed by the New York-based Rockwell Group.

When completed, One Grant Park will have a glassy façade and feature a step effect that will provide outdoor terraces at varying heights. The design is meant to complement what is arguably the most famous building in Chicago, Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower). The modular design of One Grant Park will work with the design of the Willis Tower to maintain the cohesiveness of the iconic Chicago skyline.

Beyond the building’s amenities and luxury apartment units, One Grant Park offers residents a home that is just a short walk from the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History, Soldier Field, and jogging and bicycling paths. The building will connect to the 57-acre Museum Campus via a pedestrian tunnel that runs underneath Lake Shore Drive. The downtown business and entertainment districts are also easily accessible from the tower.

One Grant Park represents one of the final pieces of the Central Station master plan, which saw its progress hindered by the 2008 recession.

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