We’ve reached our final height – tallest building west of the Chicago River!
— 150 North Riverside (@150NRiverside) March 14, 2016
And with that tweet, 150 North Riverside announced it had achieved its latest milestone.
The engineering marvel Chicago’s own Goettsch Partners designed along the Chicago River has been a wonder to behold. Despite a wind storm, a minor concrete collapse, and a major sunken barge, the 54-story office tower has mesmerized construction and architecture nerds since breaking ground in July of 2014. And we know it wasn’t just us staring in awe as the tower goes up; we’ve seen you all with your phones and cameras on the Randolph and Lake bridges throughout the whole process. And the good news is, there’s still plenty of work to watch.
But let’s go ahead and celebrate this achievement, with a throwback at what transpired to get 150 North Riverside to the tower we see today.