CHICAGO—Plans are underway to add an 850-foot-tall condominium project to the city’s skyline. According to Chicago Sun Times reporter David Roeder, the project is taller and sleeker than the developers originally proposed because city officials pushed them to provide an architectural landmark for the south end of Grant Park.

Warren Barr and his Renaissant Development Group are responsible for the estimated $200 million project, which would be built behind a 19th century YWCA to be preserved for the sake of the historic Michigan Avenue streetwall’s appearance. Hoping to begin construction late in 2007 with delivery in 2009, the tower would be the ninth tallest among the city’s buildings that are current or under construction.