Jeanne Gang is said to be the world’s best living female architect. When in Chicago this time, Ruth & I saw her newest design at 363 East Wacker Drive. It is sensational!
I am a big fan of Chicago’s Aqua, which Jeanne Gang also designed. The Saint Regis Chicago is almost directly in front of it. I wrote about Aqua way back in 2016 on April 30. I also saw her completed building across the street from Forest Park in St. Louis and wrote about it under the title “100 Kingshighway”. That was on February 28, 2020.
Jeanne Gang continues to move forward innovatively. The St. Regis on Chicago’s Lakefront was completed in 2020. It is 1,198 feet tall, cost a billion dollars, is already Chicago’s 3rd tallest building, and is, so far, the tallest building in the world designed by a woman. Its 3 towers of different heights are called stems. It overlooks the Chicago River very near its entrance to Lake Michigan. This 101 story building is pure architectural elegance.
So far Chicago’s St. Regis is only residential suites handled by Magellan Realty. Call 312 493 8200 for more information. This chain of deluxe resorts and hotels now contains 53 locations that are part of Mariott International. Jeanne Gang’s design already offers residential suites up to the 97th floor, and a hotel will be added in April or May of 2022.