A developer has taken the wraps off one of the most ambitious real estate projects ever conceived in Chicago, laying out plans to construct 13 million square feet of buildings — including skyscrapers up to 950 feet tall — on a riverfront site connecting the South Loop and Chinatown.
- 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
Latest Updates on Evolving Chicago
Developers on Monday unveiled plans for Chicago's second-tallest skyscraper, a tapering shaft of metal and glass that would soar above historic Tribune Tower, resemble the top of Batman's black mask and be only 29 feet shorter than Willis Tower.
Robert A.M. Stern's addition to the Chicago skyline is nearing completion. One Bennett Park is a 70-story tower that will soon be the Windy City's tallest residential building.
A public-private initiative to turn the limestone facade of Chicago’s 1930 art deco Merchandise Mart into a nearly three-acre riverfront digital canvas is officially forging ahead.
The new owners of Chicago’s Tribune Tower plan to convert the iconic 1923 Gothic Revival style building to 165 condo units as well as construct a much taller glass and steel skyscraper next door.
The Obama Foundation has released an updated plan for its Obama Presidential Center in Chicago's Jackson Park after listening to community concerns for the better part of eight months.
Parks & Public Spaces
Chicago’s playscapes - parks, playgrounds and green spaces - bring Chicagoans and visitors outside to play.
Architect of defunct-Chicago Spire to design riverfront sculpturevia Chicago Tribune
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A first look inside the Chicago Architecture Foundation's new riverfront spacevia Curbed Chicago
Innovation in Architecture
Architectural innovations like the steel-frame skyscraper have reshaped the built world's look and function. And every day, new technologies enable architects to address the challenges of the future.