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City of Chicago Approves First Robert A.M. Stern Tower

by Rachel Mazanec

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Robert A.M. Stern Tower

The Chicago Plan Commission has finally approved developer Related Midwest’s proposal to construct a 67-story tower in the Streeterville neighborhood designed by New Yorker architects Robert A.M. Stern Architects. The approval signals marks the first highrise project designed by Stern for Chicago.

The tower is expected to contain 900 underground parking spaces and 350 residences comprised of a mixture of condominium units and apartments. Related has also committed to redeveloping the 70,000 sq. ft. park next door using a design from noted landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh.

The tower will stand in contrast to the new glassy towers that have gone up around the greater downtown area in the last several years, including the officially unveiled Wanda Vista structure that break ground in 2016.

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