2 men seen climbing Vista Tower in Loop arrested

The two 28-year-olds were taken into custody Saturday night after they were seen climbing the 95-story building, which is still under construction.

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Rendering of Magellan Development Group and Beijing-based Wanda Group’s 95-story Vista Tower, designed by Chicago Architect Jeanne Gang. Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a news conference Monday to tout the approaching start of construction on the project, which w

Two men were arrested Saturday when they were seen climbing the 95-story Vista Tower, designed by Chicago Architect Jeanne Gang, which is expected to be completed in 2020.

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Two men were arrested Saturday after they were seen climbing Vista Tower in the Loop.

About 7:10 p.m. officers responded to reports of two people climbing the building at 363 E. Wacker Dr., which is still under construction, Chicago police said.

Vista Tower, designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, will be the third largest building in the city when it is completed in 2020.

When the pair, both 28, returned to the ground, they were placed under arrest, police said.

Charges were pending.

A firefighter was injured in January while responding to a fire in the building’s basement.

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