As the sixth entry in our Dead by Design series, the Chicago Spire was a proposed 150-story “megatall” skyscraper that was to be located at the mouth of the Chicago River in Streeterville. At 2,000 feet in height, it would have been the tallest building in the United States and the third-tallest building in the world (soon to be fourth with the incoming completion of Merdeka 118 in Kuala Lumpur).
Photos taken yesterday show a major section being lifted and installed onto the 30-foot-tall metal sculpture titled “Constellation,” undergoing assembly at the Chicago River’s confluence in the Fulton River District. The striking art installation is…
Santiago Calatrava’s distinct red sculpture, known officially as “Constellation,” is currently awaiting its full assembly in the Fulton River District, just west of The Loop‘s north edge.