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Tallest residential building in Chicago aimed at ultra-wealthy reaches milestone

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A condo at One Bennett Park could fetch $15 million

An aerial view of One Bennett Park
Courtesy of Taylor Johnson

One Bennett Park, set to be the tallest, strictly residential skyscraper in the city, reached a construction milestone in Streeterville on Thursday.

The luxury condominium and apartment building, developed by Related Midwest and constructed by Lendlease, celebrated topping off with the last beam on the 836-foot structure, according to a statement from the developer.

Courtesy of Taylor Johnson

The project has been under construction since May 2016 and when it’s complete in late 2018 it will not only be the city’s tallest residential-only building, but also the tallest building to go up in the neighborhood since 2009.

While the last beam is locked into place, construction crews will continue to work on the building and its rooftop crown.

One Bennett Park, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, takes inspiration from the city’s historic Art Deco-style buildings. The structure sits on a 1.7-acre green space and next to Bennett Park which will be landscaped by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.

The plan includes 69 condos and 279 apartments throughout the property’s 70 floors. The condominiums, ranging in size from 1,737 to 7,500 square feet, will go between $1.9 million and $15 million.

Renderings show a thick limestone base with an emphasis on privacy for the ultra-wealthy tenants. The building’s perimeter features dense landscaping, a private “motor court,” and secluded pergolas wrapped in lush vines and greenery surrounding the pool.

Renderings via One Bennett Park
Renderings via One Bennett Park
Renderings via One Bennett Park
Renderings via One Bennett Park