CHICAGO | One Chicago Square | 969 FT | 78 FLOORS | 574 FT | 49 FLOORS


This building was proposed around last October and it was approved on January 18th. Demo and piling should be underway soon. This is a huge development, especially for Chicago. Unfortunately, there are not very many updates that I come across for this development, so this thread will not be updated very often.

Let’s get to the facts!

  • 1011 feet (!!!) and a second building at 583 feet
  • 914 units | 200,000 sqft retail | 45,000 office | 659 parking
  • Developer is JDL --> Website
  • Zoning application

A few renderings and models:

Soil testing equipment spotted in October:


Oh wow! love those setbacks!


My favorite new Chicago tower going up, unless the Tribune site has a better design.


With this, the Tribune Tower, and Wanda Vista, Chicago is on fire!
I live in Michigan so I’m not TOO far away from Chicago. I can’t wait to see when all of these are built


River North’s supertall One Chicago Square project targets January start

"The developer of One Chicago Square, a skyline-changing project slated for the block-sized parking lot across from River North’s Holy Name Cathedral, is targeting a January groundbreaking after securing a prominent joint venture partner, according to a recent report by Crain’s.

Chicago-based JDL Development will team with busy local developer Sterling Bay on the $850 million, two-tower plan at 740 N. State Street. The project will feature 869 rental units and condos, offices, and retail including a Whole Foods Market and a sprawling, 100,000-square-foot Life Time Athletic club, Crain’s reported."

Full article


Yeah yeah yeah!! Clearing the site (March 13):

(@Goose Island Guru)


Taken March 20th by user BVictor1:

Unfortunately there’s some bad news too :frowning:
The tallest tower was knocked down from 1011 ft to 969 ft. Will not be a supertall. This is sad, but at the same time, I’m excited because this is a very tall building still!


Chicago has a supertall allgery…