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First Images Released of SOM's Proposed Skyscrapers on Former Chicago Spire Site

Posted On: May 16, 2018   |   Posted By: Arch Daily

First Images Released of SOM's Proposed Skyscrapers on Former Chicago Spire Site

Via The Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Tribune has released images of an SOM-designed skyscraper scheme for the former Chicago Spire site. The two towers, measuring 1,000 and 850 feet tall , are expected to contain 1.3 million square feet of floor space, including 850 residential units. The proposal signals a new lease of life for 400 N Lake Shore Drive, where a 75-foot-deep, much-ridiculed foundation hole serves as the only reminder of the once-planned Chicago Spire , a 2000-foot-tall Santiago Calatrava-designed skyscraper.
via The Chicago Tribune via The Chicago Tribune
Named “400 Lake Shore Drive,” the SOM scheme features two residential towers sitting atop a four-level podium, containing 750 vehicle parking spaces, meeting rooms, a ballroom, and rooftop outdoor amenity space. The taller of the two towers, located at the site's southern edge on the Chicago River, is expected to contain 300 condos and a 175-room luxury hotel. Meanwhile, the sister tower built 150 feet to the north will...

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