Architect Rafael Viñoly, the internationally known designer of NEMA Chicago, slated to be the city’s tallest rental apartment skyscraper, said his challenge to create a visually striking behemoth in the "birthplace of American architecture" was daunting.

In a recently released video, with new images of the 76-story downtown high-rise that developer Crescent Heights expects to be completed this year, Viñoly speaks of the charge of designing a building to complement what’s around it while embracing the architectural integrity of the city.

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