Renderings from the Towers Courtesy of bKL Architecture
t’s worth noting that the 950-foot figure does not include Parcel I’s upper mechanical penthouse and architectural screening. More importantly, it is unclear if the 950-foot measurement from “ground level” is indeed taken from the dirt or an elevated position atop of the development’s parking podium along Harbor Drive.
If the latter proves to be the case, the final height could push well past the 984-foot official “supertall” threshold established by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Chicago currently has just a single supertall building under construction the 1,198-foot Vista Tower hotel and condo development, also located in Lakeshore East.