Update, October 23, 2018: 42 Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly has rejected Related Midwest's plans for the Chicago Spire site, the Tribune reports.

Rending of NEMA
Photo: Courtesy of Rafael Viñoly Architects


1200 S. Indiana Ave.

Expected completion:2019

Height:887 feet



Architect:Rafael Viñoly Architects

Fun fact:The boxy, modular aesthetic is a nod to the bundled-tube design of nearby Willis Tower.

Rending of Vista
Photo: Courtesy of Studio Gang

2 Vista Tower

363 and 401 E. Wacker Dr.

Expected completion:2019

Height:1,191 feet



Architect:Studio Gang

Fun fact:Amenities on the 47th floor will include an outdoor pool, a reservable kitchen, and a wine-tasting room.



Rending of Wolf Point South
Photo: Courtesy of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

3 Wolf Point South

343 W. Wolf Point Plz.

Expected completion:TBD

Height:950 feet



Architect:Pelli Clarke Pelli

Fun fact:It will be the highest of a trio of new towers at the once-sleepy site where the three Chicago River branches converge.


Rending of Tribune Tower addition
Photo: Courtesy of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill
Chicago’s New No. 2!

4 Tribune Tower addition

Behind the existing tower at 435 N. Michigan Ave.

Expected completion:2023

Height:1,422 feet



Architect:Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Fun fact:Among existing buildings nationwide, this glass skyscraper would rank third tallest.



Rending of 400 Lake Shore Drive
Photo: Courtesy of Som

5 400 Lake Shore Drive

400 N. Lake Shore Dr.

Expected completion:2023

Height:1,100 feet (south tower) and 850 feet (north tower)

Floors:76 (south) and 65 (north)

Units:300 (south) and 550 (north)


Fun fact:The use of terra cotta cladding and bay windows is an homage to Chicago’s earliest skyscrapers.

One Chicago Square
Photo: Courtesy of Goettsch Partners:HPA

6 One Chicago Square

736 N. State St.

Expected completion:2022

Height:1,011 feet (east tower) and 594 feet (west tower)

Floors:76 (east) and 49 (west)


Architect:Goettsch Partners/Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture

Fun fact:It will be built on Holy Name Cathedral’s parking lot—but its garage will have 225 spots for parishioners.