When completed later this year, the nearly $1B Vista Tower in Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood will be the tallest building in the world designed by a woman, and the third-tallest overall in Chicago. As it illustrates the growing diversity in the architecture profession, the Jeanne Gang-designed structure is making a similar mark in the realm of construction. “I’ve never seen this many women on a project,” Melissa Tompkins said. She works for general contractor McHugh Construction Co. as project manager on the condo portion of the 101-story tower, which will feature nearly 400 residences and the 200-room Wanda Vista Hotel. “On previous jobs, I would frequently be the only female, so there’s been a big change in the last 10 years,” she added.
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