Architectural boat tours just got a lot more interesting in the city of Chicago, with the opening of a peculiar new skyscraper along the Chicago River. Located at 150 N Riverside, the office tower's tapered base has earned it nicknames like "the wine glass" and "the tuning fork," but this odd building is also being praised as a shinning example of riverfront investment and development.
On Thursday, 150 North Riverside officially opened after two years of construction. The 54-story tower is home to the new 150 Media Stream art installation, a 1.5-acre plaza and public park, companies such as Hyatt Corporation and Navigant Consulting, and some new dining options, which will eventually include Small Cheval, Hannah’s Bretzel and Starbucks.
The building will also feature an 8,800-square-foot restaurant that's being co-developed by Four Corners and Brendan Sodikoff’s Hogsalt Hospitality. The restaurant, named Porter Kitchen & Deck, is expected to open this summer. 150 North Riverside not only has the potential to give boat tour docents something new to talk about, it may also become a new dining destination for anyone who works in or around the Loop.
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