58
Global
Height rank

The St. Regis Chicago

Chicago
Height
1
To Tip:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).

362.9 m / 1,191 ft
2
Architectural:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

362.9 m / 1,191 ft
3
Occupied:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.

351.5 m / 1,153 ft
Floors
Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

92
Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

5
1 2 3 The St. Regis Chicago Outline
Height 362.9 m / 1,191 ft
Floors 92
Official Name
The current legal building name.

The St. Regis Chicago

Other Names
Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

The Residences at The St. Regis Chicago, Vista Tower, 363 East Wacker, Wanda Vista, Vista Tower

Name of Complex
A complex is a group of buildings which are designed and built as pieces of a greater development.

Lakeshore East

Type
CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building

Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished

Completed

Completion

2020

Country
The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

United States

City
The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Chicago

Function
A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

residential / hotel

Structural Material
Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

concrete

Energy Label

LEED Silver

Official Website

St. Regis Chicago

Height
Architectural
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

362.9 m / 1,191 ft

To Tip
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).
362.9 m / 1,191 ft
Occupied
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.
351.5 m / 1,153 ft
Floors Above Ground
The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

92

Floors Below Ground
The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

5

# of Apartments
Number of Apartments refers to the total number of residential units (including both rental units and condominiums) contained within a particular building.

393

# of Hotel Rooms
Number of Hotel Rooms refers to the total number of hotel rooms contained within a particular building.

192

# of Parking Spaces
Number of Parking Spaces refers to the total number of car parking spaces contained within a particular building.

346

Tower GFA
Tower GFA refers to the total gross floor area within the tower footprint, not including adjoining podiums, connected buildings or other towers within the development.

176,516 m² / 1,900,002 ft²

Rankings
#
58
Tallest in the World
#
10
Tallest in North America
#
10
Tallest in United States
#
3
Tallest in Chicago
#
31
Tallest Mixed-use Building in the World
#
2
Tallest Mixed-use Building in North America
#
2
Tallest Mixed-use Building in United States
#
2
Tallest Mixed-use Building in Chicago
#
13
Tallest Concrete Building in the World
#
4
Tallest Concrete Building in North America
#
4
Tallest Concrete Building in United States
#
2
Tallest Concrete Building in Chicago
Construction Schedule
2014

Proposed

2016

Construction Start

2020

Completed

Owner
Architect
Design

Usually involved in the front end design, with a "typical" condition being that of a leadership role through either Schematic Design or Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Architect of Record

Usually takes on the balance of the architectural effort not executed by the "Design Architect," typically responsible for the construction documents, conforming to local codes, etc. May often be referred to as "Executive," "Associate," or "Local" Architect, however, for consistency CTBUH uses the term "Architect of Record" exclusively.

Structural Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Contractor
Main Contractor

The main contractor is the supervisory contractor of all construction work on a project, management of sub-contractors and vendors, etc. May be referred to as "Construction Manager," however, for consistency CTBUH uses the term "Main Contractor" exclusively.

Other Consultant

Other Consultant refers to other organizations which provided significant consultation services for a building project (e.g. wind consultants, environmental consultants, fire and life safety consultants, etc).

Façade

These are firms that consult on the design of a building's façade. May often be referred to as "Cladding," "Envelope," "Exterior Wall," or "Curtain Wall" Consultant, however, for consistency CTBUH uses the term "Façade Consultant" exclusively.

Geotechnical
Interiors
Wind
Material Supplier

Material Supplier refers to organizations which supplied significant systems/materials for a building project (e.g. elevator suppliers, facade suppliers, etc).

Formwork
Foundation Equipment
Owner
Architect
Design

Usually involved in the front end design, with a "typical" condition being that of a leadership role through either Schematic Design or Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Architect of Record

Usually takes on the balance of the architectural effort not executed by the "Design Architect," typically responsible for the construction documents, conforming to local codes, etc. May often be referred to as "Executive," "Associate," or "Local" Architect, however, for consistency CTBUH uses the term "Architect of Record" exclusively.

Structural Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

MEP Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

dbHMS
Contractor
Main Contractor

The main contractor is the supervisory contractor of all construction work on a project, management of sub-contractors and vendors, etc. May be referred to as "Construction Manager," however, for consistency CTBUH uses the term "Main Contractor" exclusively.

Other Consultant

Other Consultant refers to other organizations which provided significant consultation services for a building project (e.g. wind consultants, environmental consultants, fire and life safety consultants, etc).

Access
Cini-Little International Inc.; Innovative Aquatic Design, LLC
Acoustics
Shiner + Associates
Civil
Mackie Consultants
Development
Wanda Group
Façade

These are firms that consult on the design of a building's façade. May often be referred to as "Cladding," "Envelope," "Exterior Wall," or "Curtain Wall" Consultant, however, for consistency CTBUH uses the term "Façade Consultant" exclusively.

Food Service
The Alinea Group
Foundation
Case Foundation
Geotechnical
Interiors
Simeone Deary Design Group; Gensler; Hirsch Bedner Associates
Landscape
Olin Studio
Lighting
CD+M Lighting Design Group, LLC; Hugh Lighting Design
Marketing
Marriott International, Inc.
Property Management
Marriott International, Inc.
Traffic
Kimley Horn
Vertical Transportation
Federal Supply Service
Wind
Material Supplier

Material Supplier refers to organizations which supplied significant systems/materials for a building project (e.g. elevator suppliers, facade suppliers, etc).

Aluminium
AGC Interpane
Concrete
Ozinga Chicago RMC; Prairie Material
Crane
Liebherr; Morrow Equipment Company
Formwork
Foundation Equipment

Research

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About The St. Regis Chicago

Upon completion, The St. Regis Chicago became Chicago’s third tallest building and the tallest building within the mixed-use Lake Shore East development located near the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Proximity to the river and the city’s renown lakefront park system, as well as placement upon a north-south view corridor within the city’s street grid, provides for a high level of prominence for the mixed-use building. The reinforced concrete structure is composed of a series of stacked frustrum-shaped volumes moving rhythmically in and out of plane and extruded vertically into four sections extending to various heights.

The flowing form of The St. Regis Chicago’s volume is further accentuated through the façade’s gradient of colored glass, which combined with the spandrel covered floor slab edges, creates an enhanced visual texture for the exterior. As the building is set into an artificial grade change introduced by the adjacent three-level street system, public entrances are located at different elevations. The lowest level entrance along Field Boulevard provides the easternmost entrance for the city’s indoor pedestrian circulation network known as ‘The Pedway’, while the main entrances are located along the uppermost level of Wacker Drive, where two dedicated lobbies serve as the entries for the hotel and residential condominium components of the building. Between these lobbies, a public roadway passes through the structure, creating a pedestrian and vehicular link between Wacker Drive, the riverfront and the rest of the Lake Shore East development.

12 January 2021

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30 January 2020

Tall Building Predictions for 2020

CTBUH Research

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11 October 2019

A New View, and a New Gateway, for Chicago

Jeanne Gang & Juliane Wolf, Studio Gang

Upon completion, Vista Tower will become Chicago’s third tallest building, topping out the Lakeshore East development, where the Chicago River meets Lake Michigan. Occupying a...

08 August 2017

Birds, Planes and Bio-Blitzes

Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects

Having designed the 262-meter Aqua in Chicago, which completed in 2009, Jeanne Gang, principal and founder of Studio Gang Architects, received considerable attention for what...

01 June 2016

Three Points of the Residential High-Rise: Designing for Social Connectivity

Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects

In this paper we discuss the terms “exo-spatial design,” “solar carving,” and “bridging” as strategies for creating more socially connective tall buildings. As a typology,...

26 October 2015

Three Points of the Residential High-Rise: Designing for Social Connectivity

Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects

In this paper we discuss the terms “exo-spatial design,” “solar carving,” and “bridging” as strategies for creating more socially connective tall buildings. As a typology,...

25 November 2020

Chicago’s Third Tallest Building Gets A New Name

The soaring Vista Tower, the newest addition to Chicago’s famed skyline, now has a new name: St. Regis Chicago. The skyscraper also has a new...

20 October 2020

James Loewenberg, Developer of Chicago High-Rises, Dies at 86

James Loewenberg, a Chicago architect-turned-developer with a portfolio that includes the Aqua and Vista Tower skyscrapers in downtown Chicago, has died at age 86 after...

31 July 2020

Chicago Developer to Buy Out Supertall Building's Partner for US$270 million

The Chicago developer building the 101-story Vista Tower on the Chicago River has agreed to buy out its majority Chinese partner for US$270 million, ending...

30 April 2019

Two Towers Progress onto Chicago’s Iconic Skyline

Vista Tower reached its final height on April 26 2019, when construction workers poured concrete to form the Chicago skyscraper’s 101st and final floor. That...

8 August 2019

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22 January 2019

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14 December 2018

CTBUH Staff Reaches New Heights at Chicago's Vista Tower

To bring a successful year to a close, CTBUH staff enjoyed an extensive tour of the under-construction Vista Tower, a residential and hotel development in Chicago's Lakeshore East.

22 August 2018

CTBUH Study Examines Tallest Buildings with Dampers

CTBUH has released a Tall Buildings in Numbers (TBIN) interactive data study on the world's tallest buildings with dampers.

30 October 2015

CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Chicago and its architectural marvels. From recently constructed skyscrapers to the modern marvel of Willis Tower, which held the tallest title for 25 years.

17 September 2015

Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015

The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of 16 cities around the globe, focusing on urban habitats around tall buildings.

29 January 2015

Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour

The new CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized a highly successful Winter Spaces Walking Tour in seven cities around the world.