After over 800 votes in just the championship round, One Chicago has been named Urbanize Chicago’s 2023 Best Skyscraper! Beating the John Hancock Center by a healthy margin of 90 votes, the new almost supertall has won the crown for being the best skyscraper in Chicago according to all of you!
Just recently finished in 2022, Urbanize actually toured the building as it began welcoming residents and wrapping up upper-level units in February 2022. Topping out at 971 feet, the tower joins together with a second 49-story, 574-foot tower, occupying almost an entire city block.
Developed by JDL Development, the project includes 735 apartments, 77 condominiums, 55,000 square feet of office space, 188,000 square feet of retail space, and a LifeTime fitness and wellness center.
With Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and Goettsch Partners teaming up on the architecture, the tower’s design consists of five vertical, rectilinear bars that step back at varying heights, creating multiple large terraces and making the tower more slender as it rises. Expressive fins vary in width to reinforce the verticality of the building, giving the facade a distinct texture.
After beginning with the city’s tallest 16 towers, thank you to all of our readers for narrowing the pack and hand-picking Chicago’s best skyscraper for 2023! We hope everyone had a great time and enjoyed the process!