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Chicago Highrise Boom

Postby Garrett » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:22 pm

There are currently 21 highrises under construction in Chicago, the tallest coming in at 742 feet. Read more about those here:
http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2015/10/06/chicago-highrises-under-construction.php

In addition, 7 or 8 towers, some of them supertalls, are approaching construction.

http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2015/10/05/chicago-supertalls.php

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Wolf Point South, the tallest of a complex of 3 towers will come in at 950 feet.

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Vista Tower, at 1,100 feet.

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The 67-Story 451 East Grand

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113 East Roosevelt, the shorter of a pair of twin towers, will be built first at 829 feet.

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And finally, 1000 S. Michigan Avenue will come in at 1030 feet.
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Re: Chicago Highrise Boom

Postby RNcyanide » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:53 pm

Maybe, in the next 5,000 years, we can get something of this scale. We can put them right where the Suburban Cyst on the Face of Omaha lurks.
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Re: Chicago Highrise Boom

Postby GetUrban » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:05 pm

Here's a recent Arch Record article about Chicago high-rise history. The print version goes into more depth, but this will get you interested...

http://archrecord.construction.com/features/2015/1510-CHICAGO-Past-Present-Future-High-Time.asp
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Re: Chicago Highrise Boom

Postby nativeomahan » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:51 pm

Thanks for sharing. Chicago is such a vibrant city to visit. And only about an hour away by plane.

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Re: Chicago Highrise Boom

Postby U R my Helix » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:03 pm

All of the Highrise buildings look nice and I know lots of people in this forum want to see a few more here but really..... Would you want to live in one? I must admit I would not.

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Re: Chicago Highrise Boom

Postby GetUrban » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:40 am

I think most people just prefer high-rises as a symbol of the vibrancy of their city, rather than to actually live in one. I would probably rather work in a high-rise than live in one. But at some point in my life I might give it a try. There's nothing to say one solution is all you need to do for your whole life.
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Re: Chicago Highrise Boom

Postby RNcyanide » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:09 am

I'd actually love to live in one, but I wouldn't be willing to sell my firstborn to afford to live in a 500sq ft unit on the upper floors.
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Re: Chicago Highrise Boom

Postby Greg S » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:25 am

Once I become an empty nester, I could do a high rise but not sure I will because of one thing. I'm not sure I could ever live without a dog. It would be such a pain in a high rise.

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Re: Chicago Highrise Boom

Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:38 pm

I would live in a highrise. A good friend lived in a highrise near the 113 E Roosevelt project on the 27th floor. The view was cool, but going on the balcony made me anxious.
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Re: Chicago Highrise Boom

Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:48 pm

I love Chicago, new skyscrapers that aren't super skinny? Yes!
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Re: Chicago Highrise Boom

Postby Garrett » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:49 pm

Another skycraper is in the works, very close to being a supertall at 960 feet. It would be the 9th tallest in the city:

http://chicagoist.com/2016/09/09/major_skycraper_could_be_popping_up.php

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Re: Chicago Highrise Boom

Postby Garrett » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:38 am

Ground broken on a brownfield mega project along the Chicago River. The Riverline will include 3,600 residences, along with retail, a park, and an extension to the riverwalk, over the next 8-10 years.

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160912/downtown/massive-riverline-development-break-ground-monday

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