Architectural Record — "Aquamarine"

Tom Harris

"The 101-story supertall is artfully sculpted as three sleek, sensuous, shimmering spires of distinctive shape and graduated height. At 1,196 feet, the concrete-framed, glass-clad skyscraper, designed by Studio Gang, with bKL Architecture as architect of record, is the city’s third-highest...Gang saw beyond the planning challenges to the urban opportunities. The greatest of these was to conceive St. Regis as the northern terminus of an axis that connects Lake Shore Drive to the Field Museum at the edge of Grant Park to the south. In doing so, she evoked the legacy of Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Chicago Plan, which sought to create Beaux Arts order and splendor along Lake Michigan. She also created paths and vistas that open the space between Lakeshore East Park and the river."

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The Wall Street Journal — "A Sculptural Skyscraper for Chicago"

The Wall Street Journal — "A Sculptural Skyscraper for Chicago"

Architecture Critic Michael Lewis calls The St. Regis Chicago "easily the most important addition to the Chicago skyline in a generation—no small feat in America’s most celebrated architectural city."

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Chicago Magazine — “Between Water and Sky”

Chicago Magazine — “Between Water and Sky”

"Soaring from the river’s edge, Jeanne Gang’s St. Regis Chicago is one of the most significant additions to the skyline in a generation."