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Vista Tower from the Drive

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 19 October 2020 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Don't adjust your screen! The building was designed this way. This is the Vista Tower (straight ahead) as seen as we were driving north on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago.

Vista Tower is a 101-story, 1,198 ft (365 m) supertall skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. Construction started in August 2016 and occupancy is expected to start in 2021. Upon completion, Vista Tower will become the city's third-tallest building at 1,198 ft (365 m) and the tallest structure in the world designed by a woman.

Designed by architect Jeanne Gang and her architectural firm, Studio Gang Architects, Vista Tower will complement the design of the nearby Aqua skyscraper, also designed by Gang, as the two tallest structures in the world designed by a woman. Vista Tower will cost nearly $1 billion to construct.

The structure consists of three interconnected towers with differing heights. According to Studio Gang Architects, the tower "presents itself as three interconnected volumes of differing heights, moving rhythmically in and out of plane" as a result of the curvilinear design. Vista Tower will contain nearly 400 condominium residences, and a five-star Wanda Vista Hotel with around 200 hotel rooms. The Wanda Vista Hotel will be located on the first 11 floors, while the condos will be located between floors 13 and 93. Additional floors are occupied by mechanical space and parking.

Photo captured October 11, 2020.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 45 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Villages du Lac de Paladru, France

I really like the original shape of these two big towers. Nice photo Steven

19 Oct 2020 5:22am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent look at the city Steven.

19 Oct 2020 5:27am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

A fluid design...and THAT, by a woman! How fabulous, Steven.

19 Oct 2020 5:28am

claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Impressionnant ...365 m ..oupsss

19 Oct 2020 6:00am

Florence from Bretagne, France

An immaculately photographed building skyline. Great picture!

19 Oct 2020 6:26am

lisl from Bath, United Kingdom

That is very impressive, and I found the write-up interesting, too. I like how you have placed it in the photo

19 Oct 2020 7:09am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What a beautiful architecture
Like ladies ;-0

19 Oct 2020 7:09am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb point of view on these very high towers!

19 Oct 2020 7:47am

willy from Belgium

365 m...

Belle prise de ce bâtiment impressionnant Steven

mais je ne voudrais pas y habiter


19 Oct 2020 8:30am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Certainly more interesting than the surrounding buildings, it gives the impression that it has been stretched, pulled from above by the Goddess perhaps :) Well captured with the long view giving it context

19 Oct 2020 8:47am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Amazing tower !

19 Oct 2020 11:02am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Un bâtiment qui surplombe et qui est remarquable !

19 Oct 2020 12:15pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful capture of this unique looking building. More women should be architects it seems.

19 Oct 2020 1:18pm

suzanne from Belgium

Impressionnant !
Un beau graphisme et une super image :-)

19 Oct 2020 1:54pm

omar from Hamburg, Germany

Clean crystal view of a city, which is not everywhere like that. )-;

19 Oct 2020 2:42pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Nice view of this skyline.

19 Oct 2020 3:36pm

Rose M Swalls from United States

that is one tall structure! I would not want to have to climb all those steps.

19 Oct 2020 3:49pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb and impressiv composition.

19 Oct 2020 4:00pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien ces tours

19 Oct 2020 6:04pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Impressionnante hauteur, mais très belles tours par leur forme.
Attrayante présentation Steven.

19 Oct 2020 6:31pm

Maryse from bordeaux, France

D'en haut, la vue doit être superbe mais il ne faut pas avoir le vertige !
Superbe capture de ce monde moderne et merci pour les explications.
Bonne soirée Steven

19 Oct 2020 6:35pm

Remus from Portugal

It is an amazing and elegant building...
More beautiful than the other buildings. :-P

19 Oct 2020 6:44pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very nice skyline!

19 Oct 2020 9:37pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Nicely done. You get the best cityscapes.

19 Oct 2020 10:25pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful building designed by a woman.

20 Oct 2020 12:34am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

well, I had to look up the history of that building! started 2016, completion 2020. I haven't been downtown for a few years, so I will have to keep my eyes open next time I am there.

20 Oct 2020 1:40am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Enorme, des proportions auxquelles nous ne sommes pas trop habituées ailleurs dans le monde.
Merci pour toutes les informations jointes à cette belle photo.

21 Oct 2020 2:11am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Well isn't that cool!!! What amazing architecture!

21 Oct 2020 2:23am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Those buildings sure have long clean lines.

24 Oct 2020 2:34am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

it's a fantastic architectural style

26 Oct 2020 5:00pm