As development skyrockets in the Windy City, high-rise complexes continue to exponentially grow throughout the Chicago area with around forty projects making headway in districts such around the Chicago Loop, River North and pockets within the Magnificent Mile. Chicago’s residential high-rise construction boom will not seem to be hindering in progress anytime in the near future.
The level of construction that these areas are experiencing actually rivals with the booming market during the recession years, with hotel rooms, new office spaces and condos continuing to make its mark in all corners of the city. The below is a comprehensive list of the top newly constructed high rise apartments that are further marking Chicago as a city open to architectural modernism in its own right.
One Bennett Park
Located in one of the most ideal spots in the city, One Bennett Park faces Lake Michigan with sights of both the Navy Pier to the right and the Jane Addams Memorial Park to the left, allowing residents to have the most picturesque views. Designed by New York’s own Robert A.M. Stern Architects, this eight-hundred forty foot tower will showcase both condos and apartments.
150 N Riverside Plaza
Currently known as the tallest office buildings undergoing construction in Chicago, the Goettsch Partners have crafted an interesting design that sets the office space between two very unique areas. Bridging the river and the railroad tracks, 250 North Riverside allows for a perfect balance of both the nature side of the city, along with underlining its industrial history. With easy, walking distance access to Clinton, Washington/Wells and Ogilvie metro stations, this is an ideal spot for professionals due to the building’s proximity to public transportation.
Not too far from 150 N Riverside Plaza, River Point is also conveniently located just around the corner from the Clinton metro station slightly north of West Lake Street. Offering more than one million square feet of rentable office space, this Pickard-Clinton designed seven-hundred and thirty foot tower is also a great option for both new and established businesses looking for a more accessible, convenient location for their partners and employees.
Optima Chicago II
This five hundred eighty seven foot residential building located right on East Illinois Street, is a just a little way from the Mag Mile. A short trip from the Chicago Riverwalk, this building containing of around four hundred ninety eight rental units also provides future residents with a stunning view of not only the Chicago River, but also provides a new visual perspective of upcoming construction projects in the area.