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Event invites you to meet the people behind the South Loop’s changing skyline

A Chicago Architect Foundation lecture will highlight three highly anticipated high-rise projects


While much has recently been written about Rafael Viñoly’s One Grant Park, Hartshorne Plunkard’s Essex on the Park, and JAHN’s 1000M, the Chicago Architecture Foundation will look to delve even deeper into this striking trio of skyline-altering towers currently headed to Chicago’s South Loop at an event taking place this week.

Dubbed “Current Projects: New Skyscrapers on the Park,” the evening lecture will provide a unique opportunity to hear architects and developers share both their designs and inspirations for some of Chicago’s most anticipated projects. Among the expert panelists will be Chan-li Lin of Viñoly Architects. Mr. Lin serves as project director of the 76-story One Grant Park tower that is currently under construction at the corner of Roosevelt and Indiana.

Viñoly Architects

Essex on the Park

This event is open to the public and is scheduled for Thursday, February 9th at 6:00 PM at the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s lecture space at 224. Michigan Avenue. Standard tickets for the lecture are now available online for $15 with discounted rates provided to students and CAF members. The price of admission also includes complimentary beer, wine, or soft drinks.