This year is shaping up to be quite a transformative one for Chicago's legendary skyline. The economy has rebounded and the real estate market is red hot with people starting to buy homes again and developers proposing new tower projects for the downtown area. Investors aren't as afraid to take risks as they were just a few years ago and there seems to be no end in sight for Chicago's latest building boom. Major companies are moving back to the city from suburban campuses and Chicago's talent pool continues to expand at an exponential rate. It's starting to feel like the good times again, and when there are good times, there are also lots of exciting new projects in the pipeline. Many of the downtown projects proposed in the last couple of years have been for new hotels and apartment towers, however there are a handful of very ambitious skyscrapers that if built, could forever change city's skyline. While a couple of these projects are still in the very early stages, most are moving forward and have either started pre-sales or construction.