Chicago Spire Building, North Lake Shore Drive Project News, IL High-Rise Design

Fordham Spire Chicago Architecture

Skyscraper Development in Chicago, United States of America design by Santiago Calatrava architect / engineer

page updated Aug 20, 2016

Chicago Spire

400 North Lake Shore Drive

Design: Santiago Calatrava, architect / engineer

Progress on hold – 2009

To become the tallest tower in the USA

Due to not only beat Chicago’s Sears Tower but also New York’s Freedom Tower

124-storey skyscraper

Height: 2,000 ft high

More details re the Chicago Spire online soon

Feb 2010

Mine the Gap – international ideas competition, Chicago
Chicago Architectural Club contest for empty Chicago Spire site

Chicago Architectural Club: Chicago Prize

The Chicago Architectural Club is pleased to announce the 2010 Chicago Prize Competition: MINE THE GAP, a single-stage international design ideas competition dedicated to examining one of the most visible scars left after the collapse of the real estate market in Chicago: the massive hole along the Lake Michigan shore that was to have been—and may yet be—the foundation for a singular 150-story condominium tower designed by an internationally-renowned Spanish architect, a tower which was to have become a new icon for the city and region.

What to do with the gap? Whether or not the project is resuscitated, what else can we do with this strategic and highly-charged site? Once the motor of real-estate speculation has stalled, what can we use to propel ourselves, and the discipline, forward?

Chicago Spire site Competition

First Prize: $3,500
Second Prize: $1,500
Third Prize: $750
Up to 3 Honorable Mentions will be awarded

The results of this competition will be announced in May 2010, at a public event to be held in Chicago. All entries will be published in the forthcoming issue of the CAC Journal, alongside the results of the 2008 Burnham Prize Competition, Union Station 2020.

3 May 2010
Competitors may submit material online anytime between March 22, 2010 and May 3, 2010. Registration is open, and may be completed anytime before the deadline.

Entry Fee: Register Now
CAC Members $30 2010 dues must be paid before registering
Students: $50 Students must upload a copy of their current school identification card.
Professionals: $90

Santiago Calatrava – one of the world’s most celebrated architects

Chicago Architecture

Chicago Skyscrapers – Selection:

Aqua Tower
Chicago Skyscraper
image from architects

Sears Tower Chicago modernization and hotel
Sears Tower Chicago
image © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Architecture in Chicago

Contemporary Chicago Architectural Projects

Chicago Architectural Design – chronological list

Chicago Architecture Tours – city walks by e-architect

Chicago Building News

Chicago Office Buildings

Chicago Skyscraper Buildings

Chicago Building Designs – architectural selection below:

110 North Wacker Drive
Architects: Goettsch Partners, Inc.
110 North Wacker Chicago
image courtesy of architects
110 North Wacker

777 West Chicago Avenue Building, 777 W Chicago Avenue
Design: Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) Architects
777 W. Chicago Avenue building
image : Solomon Cordwell Buenz Architects
777 W. Chicago Avenue Building

World Skyscraper Building Designs – selection below:

World Skyscrapers

Burj Dubai, Dubai
Burj Dubai skyscraper
image from Edelman

Empire State Building, New York
Empire State Building
photo © Andrew McRae

Absolute Tower, Canada
Absolute Tower Canada
image from architects

Chicago Architect Studios

North American Buildings by Santiago Calatrava, architect

Peace Bridge Calgary
Peace Bridge Calgary
image : Santiago Calatrava

USF Polytechnic

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