In Chicago, at least 10 developments that will cost $1 billion or more are already under construction or are backed by high-powered developers that are in advanced planning stages.
- New projects and proposals that have Chicago talking—and often debating
- Changes on the horizon for the buildings and places that dazzle and puzzle us
- Context for design-related controversies in the news
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Amtrak and City Hall have picked a developer for a colossal redevelopment of Union Station, a more than $1 billion endeavor that calls for five new high-rises as well as public plazas and a swanky food hall.
A year after grabbing control of the largest undeveloped site in downtown Chicago, Related Midwest is thinking big while taking it slow. Over the next two decades, the developer envisions creating a city within the city on the 62-acre parcel along the Chicago River, south of Roosevelt Road.
While the project isn’t expected to break ground until next year, here are some interesting facts about Chicago’s next iconic trophy-grade office tower.
Former first couple Barack and Michelle Obama on Wednesday offered the first look at the design of the planned Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park — a campus of three buildings highlighted by an eye-catching museum, whose height and splaying walls would make a bold architectural statement.
All of the city's public buildings will operate fully on renewable energy by 2025, Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledged Sunday. If realized, the move would make Chicago the largest major city to do so.
John Ronan Architects, SOM and Perkins+Will will each design one of the multi-role buildings.
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