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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Chicago Skyscraper Buildings. We aim to include tower buildings / projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed Chicago Skyscraper buildings, new building designs and architecture competitions across Illinois. The focus is on contemporary Chicago towers but information on older buildings is also welcome.

Major Chicago Tower Projects, alphabetical:

111 South Wacker
Date built: 2005
Design: Goettsch Partners
office tower: 53 storeys, 1.5 m sqft

340 on the Park
Solomon Cordwell Buenz
62 storeys

860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments
Mies van der Rohe, Architect
twin rectilinear towers

Aqua Tower
Studio Gang Architects
Aqua Tower
image from the architect
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Fordham Spire – aka Chicago Spire: proposed skyscraper
Santiago Calatrava Architects
Chicago Spire architect : Santiago Calatrava

Illinois Blue Cross HQ
Goettsch Partners
796 ft high
24 storeys added above existing 33 storey building, also by Goettsch Partners
For Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Inland Steel Building, 30 W. Monroe
Skidmore Owings Merrill Architects – Walter Netsch
19 storeys, 101m high

John Hancock Center – ‘Big John’, 875 North Michigan Ave

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill – SOM:
Bruce Graham (architect) with Fazhur R. Khan (engineer)

100 storeys, famous Chicago landmark

Marina City – ‘Corncob towers’, 300 N. State St
Bertrand Goldberg
Mixed-use development : residential, commercial, retail, theatre, marina, health club, swimming pool
60 storeys

Office Tower, Chicago
Goettsch Partners
446ft high

Sears Tower, Wacker Drive
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Sears Tower

Sears Tower modernization and hotel
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Sears Tower Chicago
image © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Sears Tower Chicago

Sixteen at Trump Hotel
Ivanka Trump with Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

The Trump International Hotel and Tower, downtown Chicago, Illinois
Architect: Adrian Smith, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
415m high with spire, 96 storeys
Trump Tower Chicago

Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Condominium Tower – proposal

Destefano and Partners
335m high, 100 storeys – proposed

Zero-energy tower – proposal
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

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Michigan Building : Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum

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Farnsworth House

Absolute Tower, Canada
Absolute Tower
image from architect

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