Vista Tower (Chicago)

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Vista Tower
Alternative namesWanda Vista Tower, 375. E Wacker
General information
StatusTopped-out
Typeresidential / hotel
Location363 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Coordinates41°53′14″N 87°37′02″W / 41.88722°N 87.61722°W / 41.88722; -87.61722
Construction started2016
Estimated completion2020
ManagementMagellan Development Group
Wanda Group
Height1,198 ft (365 m)
Technical details
Floor count101[1]
Floor area1,414,000 sq ft (131,400 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectStudio Gang Architects
Main contractorMcHugh Construction

Vista Tower (formerly known as 375 E. Wacker) is a 101-story, 1,198 ft (365 m) supertall skyscraper under construction in Chicago, Illinois.[2][3][4][5][6]

Construction started in August 2016 and will finish in summer of 2020.[7] When completed, it will be the tallest skyscraper designed by a woman architect.[8]

Upon completion, Vista Tower will become the city's third-tallest building at 1,198 ft (365 m)[9], passing the Aon Center. It will also be the tallest structure in the world designed by a woman.[10]

It was designed by architect Jeanne Gang. Vista Tower will complement the design of the nearby Aqua skyscraper, also designed by Gang, as the two tallest structures in the world designed by a woman.

Vista Tower will cost nearly $1 billion to construct.[11]

The tower is made up of three connecting towers with differing heights. The tower topped out in April 2019. It will form part of the Lakeshore East development.

References[change | change source]

  1. Ori, Ryan; Brinson, Jemal R. (June 13, 2018). "Don't look now, but at 50 stories, the Vista Tower is halfway done". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  2. "Vista". Magellan Development Group. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  3. "Vista Tower". The Skyscraper Center. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  4. Gallun, Alby (June 16, 2017). "Vista Tower developers score $700 million construction loan". Crain's Chicago Business.
  5. Gerasole, Vince (July 24, 2017). "Chicago's Vista Tower To Have 'Blow-Through' Floor". WBBM-TV News.
  6. Koziarz, Jay (July 17, 2017). "Chicago's supertall Vista Tower to get empty 'blow through' floor, minor height bump". Curbed Chicago.
  7. LaTrace, A.J. (5 October 2015). "The New Class of Skyscrapers That Will Forever Change the Chicago Skyline". Curbed Chicago. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  8. "Gang 'little bit' proud of world's tallest woman-designed skyscraper". Chicago Tribune. September 7, 2016.
  9. Kamin, Blair (November 19, 2015). "Chicago Plan Commission approves tower that would be city's 3rd tallest". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  10. Rodkin, Dennis. "What's That Building? A Towering New Addition To Chicago's Skyline". WBEZ. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  11. "Vista Tower 'a $1 billion vote of confidence in the future of Chicago'". Crain's Chicago Business. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2020.