Vista Tower Construction in Progress by Serhii Chrucky

The construction of Vista Tower is well underway, but nowhere near its final height of 1,198 feet. When will be completed in 2020, it will become the third-tallest tower in Chicago. A collaboration between Studio Gang, bKL Architecture and Magellan Development, it is primarily comprised of three undulating green glass towers sited in a stair step arrangement, each tower successively taller from east to west. Although it's still early, the elevating wavy design of the towers is evident and striking.

I took some photos of the site last summer when only the foundation was in place. I will continue periodically documenting the building as it progresses. In a few years, I think it will be valuable to have a solid set of architectural photographs tracking the progress of what will undoubtedly be an iconic piece of the Chicago skyline.

CTA Flyover Demolitions Update #1 by Serhii Chrucky

I went back to Clark and Roscoe yesterday to check on the progress of 14 buildings that are being demolished for a new flyover for the Brown Line. (If you haven't yet take a look at my documentation of the area prior to the start of demolition.) So far, the two and three flat buildings on Wilton are gone and the newer multi-unit building on the corner of Wilton and School is half demolished. I assume it will be entirely gone by tomorrow (Monday 4/9/18).

The two triangular commercial buildings at Clark and Roscoe are also gone. The removal of the building on the northeast side of that intersection revealed a large ghost ad for "Banke's Coffee" as well as a poster advertising Riverview amusement park (the latter is not pictured here). 

I will be documenting the remainder of the demolition work as well as the construction of the flyover over the next few years, so stay tuned for more as this progresses.