1. Vista Tower
The sights won’t get much better than from atop the 93-story Vista Tower (375 East Wacker Dr), a three-tiered skyscraper on the south bank of the Chicago River that will become the city’s third-largest building upon completion in 2020. Designed by local architect Jeanne Gang, the multi-colored structure is sure to become a fixture of Chicago River architecture tours (and you won't be able to miss it if you're driving north on Lake Shore Drive). Much like the Aqua Tower (also designed by Gang), the facade could be the most striking element. "It’s one of the few building that I think of in Chicago where the facade's color is going to change as it moves up the building," Masengarb said.
Illustration: Courtesy Magellan Development Group