Here’s What the Epic Views From 113 East Roosevelt Will Look Like

A little over a week ago, the hard-working Xerox DocumentCenters at the Chicago City Clerk’s office ingested some bits of paper and spit out the best news the South Loop has heard since the Super Bowl Shuffle was playing on WLS-AM: A new 76-story skyscraper for the corner of Michigan and Roosevelt.

The first phase of the Rafael Viñoly-designed building at 113 East Roosevelt Road will rise 829 feet over the southwest corner of Grant Park, offering the people who live there some of the best views of the city that money can buy.

If you don’t have the money to buy, or if maybe you do, thanks to Chopper Joe Zekas over at YoChiago!, we can show you a pretty good approximation of what those fortunate future fenestration fans will feast their eyes upon. Grab a napkin before you scroll… drooling is likely.

Location: 113 East Roosevelt Road, South Loop


Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at

Share This Post On

1 Comment

  1. Regarding the first photo, it’s hard to believe that Lake Michigan at one time went all the way up to Michigan Avenue. Grant Park is made up of the remains of the Chicago Fire (roughly to the left of the railroad tracks) and the bottom of Lake Michigan (dredging) to the right.

    Post a Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Human Verification: In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.