These 9 New Buildings Are Redefining Chicago Architecture

As seen in Architectural Digest

Bold architectural statements have long defined Chicago’s storied skyline, so it’s no surprise that the city’s recent construction boom is producing exceptionally designed buildings. International talents including Helmut Jahn, Rafael Viñoly, Gensler, and MAD Architects have ambitious plans that will be realized in the next several years, adding flair to an already famous cityscape. And then there are hometown luminaries like Jeanne Gang, whose colossal new mixed-use complex, at 1,186 feet, is set to be the city’s third tallest building. Although these developments are scattered largely in the high-profile South Loop and Gold Coast neighborhoods, an impending announcement another upcoming project will soon transform a large swath of the city’s South Side: the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum. Here, AD rounds up nine of the most dazzling buildings in the works.

5/9. 150 North Riverside
The local firm Goettsch Partners designed this 54-story office tower to nestle on a narrow plot between the Chicago River and a rail line, giving it a unique silhouette that cinches at the bottom.

150 N. Riverside Plaza
Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60606

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