Rounding out the top dozen largest projects is the New York-based Rafael Vinoly Architects-designed $650-million, three-phase NEMA Chicago complex. It’s being built on the southern edge of the city’s Grant Park by general contractor James McHugh Construction.
Miami-based Crescent Heights is developing Chicago’s tallest all-rental building at 896 ft tall. In the first phase, a 76-story tower is being built to house 792 apartment units, parking and 12,000 sq ft of retail space. It’s expected to be completed by May.
The second phase, which has not yet broken ground, includes a 648-unit condominium tower and will connect to the other tower at the base. A proposed third phase is a 100-unit townhouse community with open parkland around the base of the towers.