It’s Full Steam Ahead for a 1,011-Foot-Tall Gold Coast Tower

Just days after the City of Chicago gave its blessing to an enormous two-tower project across the street from Holy Name Cathedral, stuff is already happening.

Site prep for One Chicago Square (Courtesy of Gold Coast Spy Jody)
Site prep for One Chicago Square (Courtesy of Gold Coast Spy Jody)

Gold Coast Spy Jody snapped the picture above, showing where One Chicago Square will start to rise, and that the old parish parking lot has already been half-scoured from the property. Word on the street is that the other buildings on the site will come tumbling down next week.

Rendering of One Chicago Square
Rendering of One Chicago Square

The 76- and 49-story towers will take up almost the entire block. Bella Luna, the awesome sauce pizza joint with the awesome sauce will remain on the corner of Superior and Dearborn while the rest of the block is transformed. Which is good news if you’re in the habit of hustling over there after the 5:15pm Saturday mass for a slice and a salad.

Site prep for One Chicago Square (Courtesy of Gold Coast Spy Jody)
Site prep for One Chicago Square (Courtesy of Gold Coast Spy Jody)
Site prep for One Chicago Square (Courtesy of Gold Coast Spy Jody)
Site prep for One Chicago Square (Courtesy of Gold Coast Spy Jody)

Location: 740 North State Street, Gold Coast

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3 Comments

  1. Awesome! Beautiful tower.
    Will add to our amazing Skyline.

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  2. They cut they height. It will only be 962 feet or something now.

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    • Editor

      We use zoned heights until the building is completed and can be assessed. Anticipated building heights can be altered dozens of times between approval and completion, so chasing changing numbers is pointless until a project is complete.

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