NEMA Chicago and NEMA Boston, two newly-built sleek panoramic towers, are slated to open in 2019 with prominent architectural pedigrees and premium amenities rarely associated with rental properties.
Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects and developed by Crescent Heights, NEMA Chicago soars 76 stories high, billed as the Windy City’s tallest residential rental tower—a striking urban landscape addition that frames Grant Park like architectural landmarks Aon Center and Willis Tower. The building flaunts a stacked, three-square structural bay design—a base podium, a tail-formed center massing, and stair-stepped rooftop terraces.
“Rafael Viñoly Architects has crafted a structure that pays homage to [architect] Daniel Burnham’s rational urban plan for Chicago,” says Sophia Chan, Crescent Heights’ vice president of design.
“Each section allows residents unsurpassed views—the lower section offers north and east views while the middle section provides eastern, southern, northern and western exposures. The top section garners residents the largest floor plans in the building [with] access to private roof-top terraces.”