After teasing a handful of images last fall, the team behind the 76-story NEMA Chicago apartment tower just released dozens of new renderings previewing the skyscraper’s interior amenities.
Rising 896 feet above the southern edge of Grant Park, NEMA is Chicago’s tallest rental building. The 800-unit project has been under construction since January 2017 and comes from developer Crescent Heights and noted international architect Rafael Viñoly.
New York designer David Rockwell designed the South Loop tower’s interior including its 70,000 square feet of communal space. The impressive amenity package features both indoor and outdoor pools, a coworking space, basketball court, boxing gym, sports bar, golf simulator, kids playroom, lounge, and a demonstration kitchen.
The newly released eye candy coincides with the project’s official pre-leasing launch this week. The first move-ins are slated for April of this year, according to a statement from the developer. A taller phase two tower is planned to the immediate west.
Originally known as One Grant Park, the high-rise was folded in the NEMA brand last year. The NEMA name debuted in San Francisco in 2013 and is attached to developments in Boston as well as Chicago. The brand is also planning expansions to Seattle, Los Angeles, and Miami.
The new skyscraper at 1200 S. Indiana Avenue will open roughly one month behind the nearby Essex on the Park apartment tower—a 56-story building with 479 rental units and similar views overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan. Meanwhile this summer, the 47-story Paragon apartment tower is also expected to join the increasingly crowded South Loop rental party.
Enough talk, here’s the promised renderings in all their glory:
- First look inside NEMA, Rafael Viñoly’s new South Loop tower [Curbed Chicago]
- 76-story tower planned for Chicago’s South Loop [Curbed Chicago]
- NEMA Chicago [official website]