$100 million Vista Tower tops out at 101 stories

Vista Tower tops out (Image from Magellan)

Chicago’s 1,191 ft. Vista Tower has topped out as contractors placed the final beam on April 26.

Magellan Development Group is developing the $1 billion tower at 363 Wacker Dr., designed by architect Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang.

The project, which will be Chicago’s third tallest building, is on schedule for completion in 2020 after construction began in 2016, the developers say. The completed tower will consist of 396 condominiums, a five-star hotel and an amenities including a sky terrace with an outdoor pool, word-class spa, Tesla car-share program, golf simulator, wine-tasting room and more located at Club Vista on the 47th floor.

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A perspective of Vista Tower. Note near the top an unoccupied “blow through” floor to prevent the structure from swaying uncomfortably in the wind. (Mark Buckshon photo)

“The topping out of Vista Tower marks a momentous occasion, not just in our construction timeline, but also in the impact that Vista Tower has on the Chicago skyline” said Magellan president David Carlins in a statement. “The tower can now be seen soaring amongst other supertall buildings, exciting our homeowners, future purchasers, hotel guests and Chicagoans alike.”

Aerial View of Vista Tower
Aerial View of Vista Tower (Image from Magellan)

A project building permit issued on May 12, 2017 lists James McHugh Construction Co. as the general contractor, which is also self-performing the masonry contracting trade.  Other sub trades include: ElectricalGurtz Electric Company; plumberGreat Lakes Plumbing & Heating; and refrigeration and ventilationAdvance Mechanical.


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