Construction will soon begin on Studio Gang’s 93-story Vista Tower in Chicago.
Crain’s Chicago reports that the city made the official announcement Monday that ground will be broken this summer.
At 1,186 feet, the supertall tower will be the third-tallest in the city, behind the Willis Tower (1,450 feet) and Trump International Hotel & Tower (1,389 feet). It will be just higher than the 1,136-foot Aon Center and the 1,127-foot John Hancock Center. Vista Tower is comprised of three interconnected volumes at 47, 71, and 93 stories.
Magellan Development and Dalian Wanda Group are leading the building process. The $1 billion development will include 200 hotel rooms and 400 condos. Located along the Chicago River, Vista Tower will connect to the Riverwalk, a public plaza along the water.
“At ground level, the building creates an essential pedestrian connection between the Riverwalk and the community park’s outdoor recreational facilities,” said the project description on Studio Gang’s website. “Retail, restaurant, and hotel amenities combine at the upper levels, creating a vibrant public social center—a microcosm of a city united.”
Gang’s tower is just one of several new projects for the city. Designers Rafael Viñoly and Helmut Jahn have also designed supertall structures for Chicago.
Vista Tower is half completed
The 101-story Vista Tower, which will become Chicago’s third tallest once completed, is now 50% complete. Concrete has been poured to the 50th floor with a year and a half until the slated move-in date.
The towers glass façade will reflect the blue-green hue of the neighboring Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Meanwhile, the interiors will give residents the option of choosing between four gem tone finishes: fluorite, amethyst, topaz, and sapphire.
The building’s units are currently more than 40% sold.