The Wanda Group and Magellan Development Group LLC
Targeting LEED Silver
Defining a new edge of the city, Vista Tower tightly knits the downtown Lakeshore East community to its surroundings with unprecedented urban connections and enhanced public access to the Chicago River.
Residential and hotel amenities combine at the upper levels, creating a vibrant social center. At ground level, the building creates an essential pedestrian connection between the Chicago Riverwalk and the nearby community park’s outdoor recreational facilities.
Looking up from the river and park, the tower presents itself as three interconnected volumes of differing heights. Moving rhythmically in and out of plane, the overall flowing appearance of the building is the result of an alternating geometry between these three volumes. The building’s dimensions have the added benefit of accentuating corner views and allocating green space at various heights.
"At almost 1,200 feet, the planned Vista Tower in Lakeshore East is set to become Chicago's third-tallest skyscraper. Construction on the Jeanne Gang-designed high-rise will start this summer and is expected to take four years. The 95-story structure will contain a hotel and condos."
—Crain’s Chicago Business
A gradient of colored glass allows for unique responses to the various conditions of the frustum volumes, improving the building's overall environmental performance.
Studio Gang’s 95-story tower in downtown Chicago broke ground in early September. When completed, Vista Tower will be the third tallest building in Chicago, offering expansive views of the city while also creating exciting new connections at its base.
“The outlines of what could be Chicago’s third-tallest skyscraper came into sharp focus Monday when the project’s developers unveiled their latest plan for the riverfront tower — a trio of interconnected high-rises that would bring stacks of undulating glass to the city’s skyline.”