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

133 Completed • 5 Under Construction

First 150m+ Building

Tallest Building

Most Common Function*

Office (46%)

Most Common Material*

Concrete (63%)

Rankings

by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

#

9

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

The 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 - 14 West Superior

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

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CTBUH Advisory Group

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CTBUH 2021 International Conference

08-12 November 2021

Teaching the Skyscraper to Soar

19 October 2021

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Global News

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