72-story tower designed by Helmut Jahn tops out in South Loop


Chicago Construction News staff writer

A residential tower designed by the late German-American architect Helmut Jahn has topped out in Chicago’s South Loop, reaching its maximum height of 788 feet.

Construction began in 2019 on the 73-storey concrete structure designed with a glass facade.

Helmut Jahn Chicago Skyscraper

The original plan was for a 832-building, but restrictions forced Time Equities, Inc, JK Equities and Oak Capitals, to reduce the height.

McHugh Construction drove caissons 87 feet to reach bedrock at the site and according to the developers, the building will have the tallest observation deck in Chicago.

Jahn was born in Germany in 1940 and moved to Chicago in 1966. He died in 2021.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.