The $1 billion tower is unlike anything else on the Chicago skyline.
The birthplace of the skyscraper has added a new unique member to its iconic skyline and we’re certainly impressed. You might be more than used to it by now but The Vista Tower will finally open in the coming weeks after more than 4 years of construction and it now has a new name.
Just weeks before the first residents move into Chicago’s third-tallest skyscraper it has been renamed the St. Regis Chicago. The project’s developers have signed St. Regis Hotels & Resorts to manage the 191-room hotel and residential amenities and thus prompting a change of name.
Standing at 1,198 ft tall over the Chicago River’s main branch, the 101-story skyscraper is the city’s second-highest roof and third-tallest building behind the Willis Tower and The Trump Tower. The tower consists of three interconnected towers of different heights but all possessing the same unique curvilinear design.
Each tower is wrapped in eight different shades of glass and the tallest of the three includes an unoccupied “blow through” floor to prevent the building from swaying in the wind. The eye-catching tower will have cost nearly $1 billion to construct and contains 396 luxury condos, a 192-room five-star hotel, restaurants, gyms, a theatre, a Sky Bar, and both indoor and outdoor pools.
It was designed by Jeanne Gang and her architectural firm, Studio Gang Architects, making it the tallest structure in the world designed by a woman! Gang and her team were also behind the elegant Aqua skyscraper that opened in Lakeshore East back in 2009. The year that Aqua opened its doors it was awarded The Emporis Skyscraper Award and named as world skyscraper of the year.
It’s safe to say we were expecting big things and the new tower certainly hasn’t let us down!
Coming out as the winner of Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2020 in the category of The Best Luxury Real Estates in Chicago earlier this year, Vista Tower is, in fact, already receiving awards before its doors are even officially open. As you can expect, there’s good reason for that.
Not only does Vista tower offer exceptional views of Lake Michigan, the riverfront, and the rest of the Chicago skyline but the architectural wonder features state-of-the-art amenities and luxury rooms that are unrivaled in Chicago. Open floor plans and stunning interior design are enriched with hidden storage areas and intuitive kitchen engineering.
Here is a glimpse at some of the incredible views from all sides of the 73rd floor:
The view northeast over Lake Michigan at night.
The view northeast over Lake Michigan during the day.
The view northwest over Chicago at night.
The view northwest over Chicago during the day.
The view south at night.
The view south during the day.
The view southeast over Chicago at night.
The view southeast over Chicago during the day.
All images are from Vista Tower Chicago.