Chicago’s tallest residential building, designed by Rafael Viñoly, is scheduled to open this spring. On the edge of Grant Park, NEMA Chicago draws on the city itself for inspiration, blending into the region’s assortment of modernist towers.
The design of the 76-story skyscraper is made up of three square structural bays of varying stacked heights. The base section provides views to the north and east; the center section, where the most residential units are located, offers vistas in all directions. The top section starts with a three-by-three grid and steps back to a single bay, allowing for private rooftop terraces.