Urban Real Estate

Vista Tower Foundation Work Underway

Vista Tower Foundation Work Underway

For everyone excited to see Chicago's newest supertall skyscraper come to life and climb skyward, the wait will be long but work is definitely progressing to deliver this skyline-changing masterpiece to life.

Since the Jeanne Gang-designed tower officially broke ground two months ago, workers have been making progress on the Vista's foundation, a process that should take about eight months in total before allowing the tower to rise skyward. The development, which will ultimately include 406 high-end condos and a nearly 200-room hotel is expected to be completed by 2020.

The development is a joint venture between Magellan Development and Chinese firm Dalian Wanda Group. It represents a $1 billion investment in Chicago's New Eastside.

Check out photos of the work in progress at Curbed Chicago here.