Vista Tower facing north from the Field Museum

1,191-Foot-Tall Vista Tower Nears Completion in Lakeshore East

YIMBY has updated construction photos for the nearly complete 101-story Vista Tower, designed by Chicago-based Jeanne Gang and developed by Magellan Group. The 1.9 million-square-foot tower is now Chicago’s third tallest building at 1,191 feet, outpacing even the nearby Aon Center that previously stood unrivaled in the Lakeshore East neighborhood. The mixed-use building’s high profile also stems from the unique frustum-stack composition that forms its massing, adding to the collection of bold designs that the city knows well.

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1109 N Paulina Street via Google Maps

Permits Filed for 1109 N Paulina Street in the East Village

Permits have been filed for a three-story residential building at 1109 N Paulina Street in the East Village, on the edge of Wicker Park. The interior lot is located along N Paulina Street between W Division Street and W Haddon Avenue. The nearest public transportation is the 70 CTA bus accessed at the Division and Paulina stop at the end of the block. The Division CTA L station serviced by the Blue Line is the nearest stop, a four-minute walk away. The site is also within a five-minute walk of N Milwaukee Avenue and N Ashland Avenue, two busy commercial and retail corridors. Eleven Paulina Development, LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications, reporting the development cost as $852,700.

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1050 W Van Buren. Rendering by Antunovich Associates

Renderings Reveal Possible 21-Story Tower at 1050 W Van Buren Street in the West Loop

New renderings by Antunovich Associates reveal a possible development at 1050 W Van Buren Street in the West Loop. Located on a corner lot at the intersection of W Van Buren Street and W Gladys Avenue, the project will consist of a 21-story mixed-use tower. The nearest public transportation is the 126 CTA bus at the corner of W Van Buren Street and N Aberdeen Street. The nearest CTA L station is the Racine stop, serviced by the Blue Line, a five-minute walk from the site. Tandem Partners, LLC is listed as the developer of the proposal.

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Old Town Park Phase Three, facing northeast

Old Town Park Phase Three is Close to Topping Out in Near North Side

YIMBY has recent construction photos of Onni Group‘s third and final tower, a 41-story mixed-use building in the Old Town Park development, a large site just east of Near North Side‘s Seward Park. Located at 1140 N Wells Street, the three-tower complex is developed by the Vancouver-based real estate company, which has built a series of other apartment buildings in the Near North Side area. Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture is responsible for designing all three phases. Phase One consists of a 32-story residential high rise northeast of the third tower, while Phase Two is a 39-story mixed-use tower adjacent to the east of it.

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