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This is What a 95-Story Skyscraper Does to Chicago’s Skyline

Chicago has one of the world’s great skylines.  And some of the things that make it great are the supertall buildings that punctuate it like the paper tape from a politician’s lie detector test.

You’ve known for years that the construction of Magellan Development’s Vista Tower would be a skyline-changing event.  Now just in time to impress your downstate relatives coming to visit for Christmas, we can really see tbe impact it’s having.

Vista Tower under construction (Courtesy of Joe Zekas/YoChicago!)

Vista Tower under construction (Courtesy of Joe Zekas/YoChicago!)

The photos on this page were taken recently by Joe Zekas at YoChicago!, and like the Willis Tower, the Aon Center, and 875 North Michigan, it doesn’t disappear neatly into the skyline.  You can see from a number of different angles and locations that it is going to be a part of Chicago postcards for a very long time.


Location: 363 East Wacker Drive, The Loop

Author: Editor

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