CTBUH Silver Member

James McHugh Construction Co.

About

Member Since: 2010

Member Offices: Chicago

Since its founding, James McHugh Construction Co. has earned its reputation as a builder of landmark, one-of-a-kind structures. McHugh’s success is grounded in the company’s dedication to the success of its clients, its people, and the McHugh heritage.

The company was founded in 1897 by James D. McHugh and by the 1920s was established as a general contractor noted for its elaborate masonry work. As it grew with the city, McHugh developed its specialties: high-rise concrete construction and complex, large-scale projects for both the private and public sectors.

McHugh’s mission has always been promoting a seamless and positive project experience with excellence and innovation. With a rich tradition of excellence, innovation and commitment to people, McHugh will continue to be a leader in the construction industry.

Fields of Expertise

Construction / Contractor

Membership details

Membership Level

Participant

Member Since

2010

Member Offices

  • Chicago

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Never Completed

Proposed

Vision

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

St. Regis Chicago

362.9 m / 1,191 ft

2

NEMA Chicago

273.1 m / 896 ft

3

Aqua at Lakeshore East

261.8 m / 859 ft

4

Park Tower

257.4 m / 844 ft

5

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

209 m / 686 ft

6

Grand Plaza Apartments

195.4 m / 641 ft

7

Chicago Place

185.3 m / 608 ft

8

The Clare

179.5 m / 589 ft

9

Marina City I

179.2 m / 588 ft

10

Marina City II

179.2 m / 588 ft

Awards

NEMA Chicago

Award of Excellence: NEMA Chicago

Best Tall Building 200-299 meters 2021

Ctbuh Leaders

Ryan Keane

Ryan Keane

CTBUH Young Professionals Committee, Chicago, 2011 – 2013

Chicago

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

20 December 2012

Future Vision: Where is the tall building heading in the future and what will the next generation of supertall

Industry leaders answering this question include: Alex Whitbread, FCB Studios; K.J. Kim, Samsung C & T; William Pedersen, KPF; Richard Cook, Cook + Fox Architects;...

Global News

13 August 2019

Glass-Clad Mixed-Use Tower to Replace Old Brick Building in Chicago

Just weeks after securing a zoning change from city officials, developer Sterling Bay is moving forward with its plans to demolish an older building on...

Global News

23 July 2019

A Condo Tower Will Break Ground in Chicago in September

A 47-story condo tower known as Cirrus readies to break ground in Chicago. Located steps from Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, Maggie Daley Park, and the...

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

24 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential, 58 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete, 68 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

 
 

*Based on 77 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

Gross-to-Net Height

NOTE: Gross-to-Net Height is defined as architectural height minus height of highest occupied floor. Therefore, the Gross-to-Net Height is only calculated for buildings that have both the architectural height and the highest occupied floor height recorded.