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16 Mar 2020

A Double-decker Road Runs Through Vista Tower, Chicago's Third-tallest Building

Jeff Yoders, ENR Midwest
Photography by Jeff Yoders/ENR

There’s an existing double-decker boulevard under it. An extended double-decker drive runs in front of it. There are buildings to either side. And an existing park abuts it on its fourth face.

To say that Chicago’s 1,191-ft-tall Vista Tower is squeezed into its surroundings is an understatement. The dense urban setting posed challenges for the team building the 101-story supertall.

Vista is “blocked in” on all sides, says Joel Kuna, a vice president for the general contractor, James McHugh Construction Co.

Construction started in August 2016. McHugh topped out Vista last April, making it the city’s third-tallest tower, after the 1,729-ft Willis Tower and the 1,389-ft Trump International Hotel and Tower. The building is scheduled to open in early summer.

Read more at ENR Midwest

                                                                                                                                           

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