Chicago

United States

Facts

Population

Source: Illinois QuickFacts

2,718,782 (2013)

Area

590 km²

228 mi²

Density

4608.1 people per km²

11934.9 people per mi²

# of 150m+ buildings

130 Completed • 6 Under Construction

First 150m+ Building

Tallest Building

Most Common Function*

Office (46%)

Most Common Material*

Concrete (62%)

Rankings

by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

#

7

Tallest City in

the World
#

2

Tallest City in

North America
#

2

Tallest City in

United States

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Willis Tower

442.1 m / 1,451 ft

2

Trump International Hotel & Tower

423.2 m / 1,389 ft

3

St. Regis Chicago

362.9 m / 1,191 ft

4

Aon Center

346.3 m / 1,136 ft

5

875 North Michigan Avenue

343.7 m / 1,128 ft

6

The Franklin - North Tower

306.9 m / 1,007 ft

7

Two Prudential Plaza

303.3 m / 995 ft

8

One Chicago Square East Tower

295.8 m / 971 ft

9

311 South Wacker Drive

292.9 m / 961 ft

10

NEMA Chicago

273.1 m / 896 ft

CTBUH People & Events

Antony Wood

CTBUH Trustee, Chief Executive Officer

Antony Wood

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

2021 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference

18-20 May 2021

CTBUH Chicago FLC Presents: Wolf Point East

16 December 2020

Videos

16 December 2020

CTBUH Chicago Future Leaders Committee Webinar: Wolf Point East Case Study

On Wednesday 16 December 2020, the CTBUH Chicago Future Leaders Committee held a virtual presentation Wolf Point East project in Chicago. The project was expertly...

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Research

23 September 2020

The Post-Crisis Tall Building

This data study proposes a “generic” 200-meter office building, located in Chicago, displaying several key modifications that could take place if certain indicative public-health restrictions...

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Global News

10 May 2021

Helmut Jahn, One of American Architecture's Most Celebrated Figures, Dies Age 81

Helmut Jahn, the architect behind some of America's best-known buildings, has died in a bicycle accident aged 81. The German-American designer, whose high-profile projects include...

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