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Chicago_Forever Sep 29, 2016 10:24 PM

CHICAGO | Wolf Point - East Tower | 679 FT | 62 FLOORS
 
https://s3.amazonaws.com/hines-asset...20170628110812 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...11%2072dpi.jpg


Wolf Point's second tower to rise 66 stories
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/reale...ise-66-stories


By Ryan Ori J G




Wolf Point's developers are planning to launch construction of a 66-story apartment tower in early 2017, the second of three planned towers on the riverside site near the Merchandise Mart, in early 2017.

Wolf Point East will be a 750-foot-tall tower with 707 luxury apartments, according to the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust, an investor in the first two phases of the development. The tower will be 66 stories.

Crain's first reported in April that the tower's developers, a venture led by Hines Interests and Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises planned to break ground on the second tower in the first quarter of 2017. At the time, specific details of the project were not disclosed...

Steely Dan Sep 29, 2016 10:25 PM

^ all good news. 66 floors, 750', early 2017 start.

just release a damn rendering already!

ithakas Sep 29, 2016 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 7578735)
^ all good news. 66 floors, 750', early 2017 start.

just release a damn rendering already!

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/apps/...20160929170832
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/reale...ise-66-stories

Notyrview Sep 29, 2016 10:31 PM

Excellent.

Steely Dan Sep 29, 2016 10:32 PM




FINALLY!

alright spyguy, that's your cue to go find us a bigger version of it

r18tdi Sep 29, 2016 10:40 PM

Looks oriented east-west. Interesting...

Domer2019 Sep 29, 2016 10:44 PM

^ Not a new development in that respect ^

(Via pg 1)

Quote:

Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 7092747)
Not yet, at least in my opinion. We don't have any other details other than a rendering.

A side-by-side for your scrutiny.

http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/2...84286324nu0mrjhttp://images.photo1.walgreens.com/2...%3B78324nu0mrj


Remember that the west tower was originally going to be 525', but it ended up being 493'. All they have to do is shift around mass and other variables. Also, from recollection, they're not even using all the density they actually could.


Edit:

And despite the asymmetry of having 1/3 towers oriented differently, this old rendering shows why it's valuable: the river view looking west.
http://i.imgur.com/IkApU.jpg

the urban politician Sep 30, 2016 1:49 PM

Views from this new tower are just going to be jaw dropping. I'm surprised they aren't at least throwing a little bit of condo in there.

And unlike Jarta, people who would buy condos here won't lose their views later down the road.

Steely Dan Sep 30, 2016 2:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kngkyle (Post 7578769)
If that new rendering contains the actual design for the South tower as well, it looks like a Trump Tower-sized behemoth.

yeah, no kidding. it looks like a monster.




Quote:

Originally Posted by munchymunch (Post 7578822)
The design for the east tower looks very clean but looks to be a glass box.

the rendering released is quite small, but it seems like there are some steps in the facade and setbacks at the top that will keep it from being a straight-up box.

from what i can tell from that tiny image, i think i like it better than either of the two preliminary iterations released in the past. we'll see. we need a normal sized rendering.

BVictor1 Sep 30, 2016 2:40 PM

It seems to be a series of rectangular planes sandwiched together, which is not all that dissimilar to the west tower, but only with lighter glass and being 260' taller.

Steely Dan Sep 30, 2016 3:10 PM

here's a larger image:

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/apps/....jpg&maxw=1600
source: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/reale...ise-66-stories

ithakas Sep 30, 2016 3:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 7579254)
here's a larger image:

It looks like Wolf Point West really set the tone for this project as hoped – I see a combination of bKL's influence with the art deco setbacks of the revised Pelli designs.

Steely Dan Sep 30, 2016 3:38 PM

at 750', wouldn't this also be the tallest 100% rental building in chicago?

i know we have some taller mixed-use condo/rental buildings, but i can't think of any taller all rental towers in the city.

harryc Sep 30, 2016 3:48 PM

OMFG looks like they are going to destroy the last of the natural riverbank.


think of the ducks !

rlw777 Sep 30, 2016 4:06 PM

Wolf Point East doesn't look to bad. Definitely taking queues from WPW and maybe 150 N Riverside.

I really hope they change things up a bit for the south tower and design something that respects it's prominent location. I don't want to see a big fat rectangle at a harsh right angle to the main stem of the river.

KWILLSKYLINE Sep 30, 2016 4:15 PM

Didn't someone justcomment a few weeks ago how sick 150 would have been if residential was incorporated. Well.... here you go. WPE definetly has similar qualities. What a view it will have.

Chicago Shawn Sep 30, 2016 10:25 PM

The new orientation of WPE will also provide a perfect visual cap to Orleans Street when looking south. The visual impact is going to be very significant.

BVictor1 Sep 30, 2016 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 7579283)
at 750', wouldn't this also be the tallest 100% rental building in chicago?

i know we have some taller mixed-use condo/rental buildings, but i can't think of any taller all rental towers in the city.

Depends on if this or the Vinoly (1200 S. Indiana) starts/finishes first.

It may be one of the largest by unit count though.

the urban politician Sep 30, 2016 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chicago Shawn (Post 7579690)
The new orientation of WPE will also provide a perfect visual cap to Orleans Street when looking south. The visual impact is going to be very significant.

Never thought about that. Good pick up on that.

Visual caps really add a certain attractive and, in my opinion, awesome enclosure to view corridors. They enhance the cityscape.

HowardL Oct 1, 2016 12:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the urban politician (Post 7579712)
Never thought about that. Good pick up on that.

Visual caps really add a certain attractive and, in my opinion, awesome enclosure to view corridors. They enhance the cityscape.

Absolutely. And once there is a plausible proposal for the Post Office, we could have magnificent bookends for the main branch of the River.


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