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Prolific Chinese real estate developer and investment company Wanda Group has announced that it will build a new 1,150-foot-tall skyscraper in Chicago.

Wanda Group isn’t a household name in Chicago… yet. But it has big plans to move into the American real estate development sector very aggressively in the near future. It already has 55 five-star hotels and 78 department stores in China. In America, you may know it as the company that owns AMC Theatres.

Chinese developers say a lot of things, and we would normally consider this yet another rumor/wishful thinking/bit of puffery from our friends in the Orient. But this announcement of what might become Chicago’s third-tallest skyscraper (sorry, Aon Center) was very specific.

Specifically:
The cost is $900,000,000
The height is 1,150 feet and 89 stories
1.4 million square feet of space
The tower will be hotel on the bottom, and apartments on top, with a retail component
A five-star hotel with the Wanda brand is planned
Walking distance to Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue
240 hotel rooms
Opening in 2018

Reference:

  1. http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/2014/07/08/supertall-skyscraper-planned-along-chicago-river-at-lakeshore-east/
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Extra Rendering:

Reference:

  1. http://onenineelms.com/wanda/
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New Rendering:

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/54930f38f92ea15bd500a0e1/Render%20Close.jpg

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This is a fantastic rendering! There’s gonna be so much more demand for dining and entertainment in this Downtown Chicago neighborhood!

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Vista Tower by YoChicago, on Flickr

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Highest floor at 28 floors but the core is at 30 floors
30/89, 33.7%

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There are two forums for this now?

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Yeah what? I looked for a forum when I started the other one and I couldn’t find this

I’m not sure how there wasn’t a thread made for this a long time ago, but this tower is well under way. Started construction at the end of the year last year and it is soaring.

  • Residential tower with 406 units
  • 1,188 FT (!!!)

Here’s a few renderings:


And here’s where construction is right now:

February 27th:


(@Le Barron)

I follow a few other forums about Chicago construction so I’ll be able to update this thread fairly regularly.

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From today (March 6th):

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Sorry for the potato quality. I’ll update as soon as I can with better pics. Until then, have a good day! :smile:

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Big ol’ fat update for ya. All pics taken yesterday (March 7th) by user BVictor1:

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This is great. I’m glad to see Chicago getting some supertalls.

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I am too @jagaruni! There are so many that are proposed right now, it’s ridiculous. Obviously not even close to as many as NYC, but for Chicago, it’s a lot.

From yesterday (March 12th):


(@ChilPhotoGuy)

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From Instagram (@setbernstein67):

Have a good week! :slight_smile:

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Taken yesterday (March 19th) by user BVictor1:

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Waiting for the cladding to see how this turns out,
It will make or break it!

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Taken on March 23rd by user BVictor1:

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Taken April 7th by user waynechicago:

Also, this amazing picture of the whole skyline by player pleasure:

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