Hey, look! A new tower is coming up along the Chicago River. It's not just any tower though, it's the Goettsch Partners designed office tower at 150 N Riverside. The 1.2 million square foot tower has a unique shape, with a slim, narrow base that expands into a wider, more traditional looking glass tower after several stories. This design was intentional, so that the tower would have the smallest possible footprint, as it is wedged in between existing train tracks and the river front. Construction began earlier this summer, and the site has since been taken over by heavy machinery. A street-level plaza will be built around the structure with an estimated 1.5 acres of public park space, and construction is expected to wrap up by the end of 2016.
·More Riverfront Construction: Progress on 150 N Riverside [Curbed Chicago]
·150 N Riverside [Official Website]