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Height: 349m (1144ft)
Floors: 93
Location: 375 E Wacker
Architect: Jeanne Gang(studio gang)
Developer: Magellan Development Group, and Wanda Group

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Chinese property conglomerate Wanda Group plans to invest $900 million in building an 89-story five-star hotel and apartment complex in Chicago, news portal chinanews.com reported Tuesday.
The 350-meter-high building, located near Chicago's Millennium Park, will start being built this year and is expected to open to visitors in 2018 and will become the third-highest building in the city, according to the report.
http://english.sina.com/business/p/2014/0708/716632.html
 

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Definitely don't see the quality that Chicago is known for in this design. The shape is a bit like three Hearst towers put together.
 

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Nice to see development, but I'm going to need to see a better render to finalize my opinion. It looks like a rough drawing, so perhaps we might get a design change if some local input is considered. I like the three-step setback idea though, it could work well if executed in a different manner.
 

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The design is just ok but the problem isn't the shape for me but that dark blue/silver tacky cladding that is all too common in many Chinese buildings. That said this is another great proposal for Chicago!

Chicago Supertalls by 2025?
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375 East Wacker 1,148ft (Pro)
430 North Michigan 984ft+ (Pro)
625 West Monroe 75fl (Pro)
Aon Center 1,136ft (1973)
Chicago Spire 2,000ft (Pro)
Franklin Center North Tower 1,007ft (1989)
John Hancock Center 1,127ft (1969)
Post Office Redevelopment 2000ft (Pro) and +2 other supertalls possible
Sears Tower 1,451ft (1974)
Trump International Hotel and Tower 1,389ft (2009)
Two Prudential Plaza 995ft (1990)
 

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The reason to be excited about this is that it's Jeanne Gang. She's the architect behind Aqua, and she's actually American I think, so this is all her doing. For that reason alone I'm excited.

She made this

 

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^^^ Yes, it's 10 meters short lol...

Btw, I think it's time to mention that Chicago is just about back. This is a reputable developer, and this is about the size of the Waldorf Astoria proposal we lost.

I wouldn't be surprised if we see more of these proposals in the next year.
 
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