Construction Update
150 North Riverside

150 North Riverside under construction

150 North Riverside drawing courtesy of Goettsch Partners

150 North Riverside drawing courtesy of Goettsch Partners

One of Chicago’s more interesting acrobatic challenges is starting to come together in the West Loop.  The skyscraper known as 150 North Riverside  is starting to rise from the ick that passes for dirt on the left bank of the Chicago River.

The Chicago Architecture Blog’s Daniel Schell scooted by and found the core of the building is now clearly visible, giving us an idea of exactly how it is situated.  More difficult is imagining how this core will rise, then eventually flare out and hang over a block-long chunk of greenspace that will continue the Chicago Riverwalk.

When complete, the 53-story tower designed by friends-of-the-blog Goettsch Partners, will rise 747 feet high.  An appropriate figure, considering its neighbor to the south is the Boeing headquarters.


Location: 150 North Riverside Plaza, West Loop

Author: Editor

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