New York firm Rafael Viñoly Architects has revealed an updated version of a residential skyscraper for Chicago in new images and a short movie, in which the studio's founder describes his ideas for the project.

Currently under construction on a plot at the Michigan and Roosevelt intersection in the growing South Loop neighbourhood, the skyscraper is set to reach 896 feet (273 metres) at its highest point. It is set to become Chicago's tallest rental residential building once complete later this year.

The design includes a mixture of rental residences, from studios to four-bedroom apartments, housed within a stack of glass towers that rise to different heights.

The updated project is a pared-back version of the proposal Viñoly unveiled for the site overlooking Grant Park in 2015, featuring two similarly shaped skyscrapers, linked by a podium at the base.

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