We knew it was coming. It’s here now.
1200 South Indiana, the 76-story supertall by Rafael Viñoly Architects, received a permit from the City of Chicago on Friday to begin foundation work. The Crescent Heights development means 792 apartments at the south end of Grant Park, along Roosevelt Road between Michigan and Indiana Avenues. Expect 12 (twelve?!) levels of parking and about 12,000 square feet of retail space as well, not to mention all the creature comforts you’d expect from new high-end (and sky-high) rentals in Chicago.
Now skyscraper nerds will have to split our spectating time between 1200 South Indiana and Vista Tower, which is already captivating audiences with caisson work of epic proportions at 363 East Wacker Drive. As with Vista, McHugh Construction is the general contractor on 1200 South Indiana.