Originally From: https://www.heliosvisions.com/2023/...-mixed-use-building-in-the-heart-of-the-city/
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St Regis Chicago also referred to as Vista Tower, is a remarkable example of modern architecture and eco-friendly design. Developed by Magellan Development Group and designed by Studio Gang, the building boasts 101 stories that reach a height of 1,196 feet and span over 1,900,000 square feet. The building features 393 condominiums and 192 hotel rooms, making it a multi-functional development.
, a leading provider of high-altitude drone footage, played a crucial role in the successful construction and completion of St Regis Chicago. Throughout the building’s construction process, the company captured stunning aerial footage that showcased the progress and intricate details of the project.
One of the key highlights was the innovative use of AGC Glass Company’s “coat-on-demand” glass, which was used to cover the building. The unique glass technology allowed for a precise and efficient application of coatings, resulting in a sleek and modern finish.
“The gradient of the glass is an essential component of our building’s design. We would have not been able to realize our ambitions without the Coating on Demand technology.” – Juliane Wolf, Design Principal, Partner Studio Gang
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’ expertise in drone technology, the footage provided a comprehensive overview of the construction project and allowed stakeholders to see the building’s development from a new perspective. The high-altitude drone footage was an invaluable tool that helped ensure the smooth completion and marketing of St Regis Chicago.
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Key Players in the Project
BKL Architecture served as the architect of record, ensuring the building’s structural integrity. Magnusson Klemencic Associates, James McHugh Construction Co., Curtain Wall Design and Consulting, Inc., Lee Herzog Consulting, GEI Consultants, Gensler, and RWDI were among the other consultants and contractors involved in the project. The building’s formwork was supplied by Doka GmbH.
Sustainability of St Regis Chicago
St Regis Chicago is not only a stunning addition to the Chicago skyline but also a sustainable one. The building is aimed at achieving LEED Silver certification, reflecting the developer’s commitment to environmental responsibility.
By striving for LEED Silver certification, St Regis Chicago demonstrates its commitment to reducing its impact on the environment and promoting a sustainable future. This not only benefits the planet but also creates a healthier and more comfortable environment for its occupants. The building’s focus on sustainability is an example for others to follow and will undoubtedly contribute to the ongoing effort to create a greener and more sustainable future.
Comments from Magellan Development Group LLC
J.R. Berger, Principal of Magellan Development Group LLC, stated that the collaboration with the iconic St. Regis brand and the Alinea Group aligns with the established standard of the Vista Tower brand and their dedication to offering unparalleled luxury for residents and hotel guests. The partnership with these brands sends a message that Chicago is strong and resilient.
“We’re pleased to collaborate with the iconic St. Regis brand. The St. Regis Chicago will be the city’s most desirable destination. The St. Regis, coupled with the Alinea Group, aligns with the established caliber of the Vista Tower brand, and our dedication to providing unparalleled luxury for our residents and hotel guests. The partnership with these brands sends the message that Chicago is strong and resilient.” – J.R. Berger, Principal, Magellan Development Group LLC
Accolades Received by St Regis Chicago
St Regis Chicago has received numerous accolades for its design and sustainability. In the 2022 CTBUH Awards, the building won the award for Best Tall Building 300-399 meters, Best Tall Mixed-Use Building, and Best Tall Building Americas. The building is now the third tallest in the Chicago skyline and is a true architectural landmark.
Comments from Marriott International
George Fleck, Vice President of Global Brand Management and Marketing at St. Regis Hotels & Resorts at Marriott International, stated that the St. Regis brand celebrates the best of luxury living and travel. The Residences at St. Regis Chicago will offer residents an exceptional lifestyle and personalized service through the signature St. Regis Butler Service combined with modern glamour and high design. Working with Magellan Development on the Vista Tower project allows them to offer Chicago’s Best Address and provide the ultra-luxury experience expected by guests and residents.
“The St. Regis brand celebrates the best of luxury living and travel. The Residences at The St. Regis Chicago will provide its residents an extraordinary lifestyle, consistent with the experience guests have come to know and love in exquisite St. Regis hotels and resorts around the world. Guests and residents of The St. Regis Chicago will enjoy the highest level of personalized service through the signature St. Regis Butler Service combined with the modern glamour and high design for which the brand is known. Working with Magellan Development on the Vista Tower project, a significant iconic building in Chicago, allows us to offer Chicago’s Best Address and provide the ultra-luxury experience that is expected by our guests and residents.” – George Fleck, Vice President, Global Brand Management and Marketing – St. Regis Hotels & Resorts at Marriott International.