Vista Tower gets a foundation permit; construction nerds settle in for the long haul

Vista Tower

Rendering of Vista Tower from Studio Gang.

Please, stop by once in a while and make sure we’re hydrated and fed. And that our socks are dry. Because we’ll be out there for the next 4-5 years.

Yesterday, the City of Chicago issued a foundation permit for Vista Tower, the iconic 93-story condominium tower and Wanda Vista Hotel combination designed by Studio Gang and bKL Architecture. James McHugh Construction Co. has been named the general contractor for the Magellan Development Group project.

Everyone in Chicago has been on edge the last couple of weeks, waiting for work to get started at Vista. Now that we have a permit on file, don’t be surprised if they’re over there this morning getting ready for caisson work.

Vista Tower

There was a soil sampling rig on site this week. Hopefully, no negative results.

Vista Tower

Another render from Studio Gang, showing the Vista Tower from the Field Museum campus.

Vista Tower

Vista Tower, straight up. Rendering from Studio Gang.

Vista Tower

The Caisson Permit.


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