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5/16/18

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Slender Two-Tower Plan Pitched for Former Chicago Spire Site

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Source: Curbed

Looking to make good on its pledge to deliver an architecturally significant successor to the failed Chicago Spire project, developer Related Midwest plans a pair of gleaming glass and terra-cotta towers at 400 N. Lake Shore Drive in what is arguably the most highly anticipated architectural reveal in recent Chicago history.

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), the latest plan for the high-profile waterfront site calls for a 1,100-foot southern tower containing 300 condo units and 175 hotel rooms and an adjoining 850-foot tower with 550 rental apartments. It replaces the infamous hole left behind when the 2,000-foot-tall Spire project halted construction amid the global financial crisis a decade ago.

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