Yesterday came confirmation that Chicago's much-speculated new supertall will indeed be designed by starchitect Jeanne Gang. And today, Curbed Chicago relays a few fresh details about the proposed trio of interlocking towers, which its developers, China's Wanda Group and Chicago-based Magellan Development Group, hope will break ground in 2016. Whereas initial renderings positioned the tallest tower on the structure's east side, these latest renderings flip the tallest tower to stand on the west side. Also, potentially due to Chinese culture's superstitious fondness of the number eight, the complex has been chopped down from the originally planned 89 floors to 88 floors. This, of course, raises questions about whether the structure will still be able to beat the nearby Aon Center for the title of "Chicago's third tallest tower."
Wanda Vista, as the development is called, will include a five-start hotel, 390 condos, and about 9,000 square feet of retail space. Below, a few more renderings:
Rendering via Curbed Chicago
· New Details Emerge for Chicago's Gang-Designed Supertall [Curbed Chicago]
· All Jeanne Gang coverage [Curbed National]
· All Rendering Reveals posts [Curbed National]