In a new video, architect Rafael Viñoly talks about feeling the weight of expectation when designing NEMA Chicago. "Building in Chicago is such a sense of responsibility for any architect that has a sense of American architecture," said Viñoly, who took inspiration from the Willis Tower when creating the structure for NEMA. The result is a highly contextual 76-story skyscraper on the southern edge of Grant Park, which is itself a piece of Chicago’s urban planning history. When complete later this year, NEMA Chicago will be home to 800 Downtown Chicago apartments as well as 70,000 square feet of luxury amenities, all with panoramic views of Grant Park, Downtown Chicago, and beautiful Lake Michigan.

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