Vista Tower


Under construction

The Wanda Group and Magellan Development Group LLC

Residential, Office

1,800,000 sf

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.

Vista Tower is anticipated to be the third tallest building on the Chicago skyline. Rendering courtesy Magellan Development.

“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

One of several amenity levels overlooking Lake Michigan. Rendering courtesy Magellan Development.

Upper-level condominiums offer panoramic views of downtown Chicago. Rendering courtesy Magellan Development.

Rendering courtesy Magellan Development

Consultant Team

bKL Architecture, architect of record

Gensler, hotel architect

HBA, interior architect

Magnusson Klemencic Associates, structural engineer

dbHMS, MEP design assist

Mackie Consultants, civil engineer

OLIN, landscape architect

CDC, facade consultant

Fisher Marantz Stone, lighting consultant