McHugh Construction completes 5th-tallest all-residential building in the U.S.

Building Design + Construction James McHugh Construction Co., one of the country’s largest commercial contractors with a concentration in high-end multifamily projects, has completed the ground-up construction of two apartment developments in Chicago: NEMA Chicago by Crescent Heights in the South Loop, and the 11-story Westerly by Fifield Cos. in the River West neighborhood.

At 76 stories, NEMA Chicago is the tallest all-residential building in Chicago and fifth tallest in North America.

“These two projects are indicative of the range of multifamily work McHugh excels at – whether it’s a mid-rise for a repeat client or a supertall, a product we know how to build like the back of our hand,” said Michael Meagher, President of McHugh Construction. “While the pandemic added another layer of complexity, our quick pivot to adopting new social distancing protocols allowed us to stay on time and on budget for both of these high-end buildings.”