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chris08876 Feb 24, 2023 5:52 PM

The sign looks nice at night. Via the The Walsh Group. IMO, very clean and crisp. Classy in many respects.


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fo8oYraX...name=4096x4096
Credit: The Walsh Group

Toasty Joe Mar 10, 2023 8:02 PM

https://i.imgur.com/HxQ5R4J.jpg
Source: r/Chicago

Kinda looks like a vape with St Regis behind

BVictor1 Mar 12, 2023 10:53 AM

03.05.23
https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render...&ts=1678607259

pianowizard Mar 12, 2023 2:25 PM

Not a very recent photo, as I took it on 2/11/2023, but I'm sharing it because Salesforce Tower is rarely seen from this perspective:

https://i.imgur.com/CY0iqZDh.jpeg

BVictor1 Mar 19, 2023 10:31 PM

03.19.23
https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render...&ts=1679264965

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render...&ts=1679264941

colemonkee Mar 20, 2023 3:36 PM

Looks great from the river and like how the base is coming together. Should look really nice once the landscaping is completed. Is there restaurant/retail space planned at the base? Would be a great spot for Summer/Fall outdoor dining.

vexxed82 Mar 22, 2023 2:24 PM

3/20 Chicagohange
 
I popped over to Wolf Point quick on the Equinox to take a few shots, and maybe catch Chicagohenge. These are some moodier edits, but, it's par for the course when you're shooting into the sun. It's really wild how similar in height the towers appear from certain angles. I should have tried to take the head-on shot from Lake St, but maybe next time out.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...89fcdd0d_h.jpg(3.21.23)-Chicagohenge_Wacker-WEB-2 by Nick Ulivieri, on Flickr



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...78a5bb8f_h.jpg(3.21.23)-Chicagohenge_Wacker-WEB-3 by Nick Ulivieri, on Flickr


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...77ab3830_h.jpg(3.21.23)-Chicagohenge_Wacker-WEB-5 by Nick Ulivieri, on Flickr

gebs Mar 22, 2023 3:15 PM

Amazing work, as usual Nick. Those vantage points where they look oddly similar in height is just another argument for disinterring the long-dead horse and adding 20 stories to Salesforce.

r18tdi Mar 22, 2023 3:32 PM

^ Probably the best this tower will ever look. That's all folks.

Jibba Mar 22, 2023 4:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by r18tdi (Post 9898800)
^ Probably the best this tower will ever look. That's all folks.

Amen. I'm so ambivalent about this one. It's clean, handsome, and the plaza area will hopefully be decent. And... that's about it.

The Pimp Mar 22, 2023 6:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jibba (Post 9898903)
Amen. I'm so ambivalent about this one. It's clean, handsome, and the plaza area will hopefully be decent. And... that's about it.

A nice typical rectangle. Boring.

SolarWind Mar 22, 2023 10:21 PM

March 20, 2023


Chi-Sky21 Mar 22, 2023 11:56 PM

Stubby! Each of the set backs should have a few more floors to them at the top.

nomarandlee Mar 23, 2023 12:00 PM

I've said it before, whether you love it or are disappointed by it I do not understand the comparative love WPE received on much of this forum and the disdain or disappointment that WPS has received. Is it all about expectations? I can't believe it is about actual design merits, given that I do not see anything notable superior about WPE compared to WPS.

BuildThemTaller Mar 23, 2023 1:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nomarandlee (Post 9899644)
I've said it before, whether you love it or are disappointed by it I do not understand the comparative love WPE received on much of this forum and the disdain or disappointment that WPS has received. Is it all about expectations? I can't believe it is about actual design merits, given that I do not see anything notable superior about WPE compared to WPS.

People wanted it to be taller. I wanted it to be taller. It's a classy looking building that should age well. It is a VAST improvement over that parking lot that used to be there for decades. We don't even have to see the Apparel Center anymore, which is another bonus. It is a B+ and maybe an A- development, given the location.

Kngkyle Mar 23, 2023 2:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nomarandlee (Post 9899644)
I've said it before, whether you love it or are disappointed by it I do not understand the comparative love WPE received on much of this forum and the disdain or disappointment that WPS has received. Is it all about expectations? I can't believe it is about actual design merits, given that I do not see anything notable superior about WPE compared to WPS.

WPE facade is much more refined, IMO. It's also not the focal point of the site so the expectation bar was indeed lower.

twister244 Mar 23, 2023 2:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kngkyle (Post 9899754)
WPE facade is much more refined, IMO. It's also not the focal point of the site so the expectation bar was indeed lower.

This.

Nobody expected the shorter tower to be revolutionary. However, this site was always pegged as a prime location for a beautiful building, and instead we are getting a typical glass box. There's so many other buildings along the river that stand out way better than this monolith.

r18tdi Mar 23, 2023 2:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chi-Sky21 (Post 9899372)
Stubby! Each of the set backs should have a few more floors to them at the top.

Or the setbacks should have been lower on the tower, with wider separations between each tier, as originally rendered:

https://chicagoyimby.com/wp-content/...M-1024x697.png

nomarandlee Mar 23, 2023 4:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kngkyle (Post 9899754)
WPE facade is much more refined, IMO. It's also not the focal point of the site so the expectation bar was indeed lower.

I have to disagree. I think the open terrace midway through the building provides a hard break to the flow of the building and was not particularly well executed. I understand the appeal of it for residents as an amenity, which is different from looking aesthetically pleasing to a passerby.

I also think the fins lack subtlety and give it too much of a pomo effect.

Steely Dan Mar 23, 2023 5:25 PM

I think both towers are solid B's.

But the site is A+++.

That disconnect seems to really irk many here.

If either tower had been built on the vacant old CME site, most would've nodded in approval, or at the very least given a "meh".


I happen to really like the composition of the two towers, as brilliantly captured in Nick's fantastic shots.

This is a really nice overall development, but not magical.

BVictor1 Mar 24, 2023 12:36 AM

https://www.costar.com/article/77022...-chicago-tower

Salesforce Seeks To Offload Large Block of Office Space in New Chicago Tower

Software Firm Expected To Make Up to 125,000 Square Feet Available for Sublease in 60-Story Building

By Ryan Ori
CoStar News
March 23, 2023 | 5:48 P.M.

Quote:

Salesforce is expected to offload as much as 125,000 square feet of office space in its 60-story namesake skyscraper in Chicago, about two months before the company is set to move into the nearly completed trophy tower.

San Francisco-based Salesforce plans to begin formally marketing a large block of its 500,000-square-foot space along the Chicago River soon, according to people familiar with its plans. Salesforce is set to move into the 1.2 million-square-foot tower, which broke ground in the early weeks of COVID-19, by late May.

Quote:

It’s not yet known exactly how much space Salesforce will formally put on the sublease market, but the company already has been approached by tenants of 100,000 square feet or more interested in subleasing some of the highest-quality office space ever developed in Chicago, according to people familiar with the building.

Toasty Joe Mar 24, 2023 5:44 AM

^ For the floors they're not planning to occupy, correct? Just saw a post/article about them keeping their intended sq ft despite layoffs so this would contradict that

ajradfotwo Mar 31, 2023 3:10 AM

3/30/2023
 
Decent-ish shot of the new plaza and the video-walls in the lobby.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...34865a64_b.jpg20230330_172511 by ajdrewster, on Flickr

SamInTheLoop Mar 31, 2023 9:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Toasty Joe (Post 9900642)
^ For the floors they're not planning to occupy, correct? Just saw a post/article about them keeping their intended sq ft despite layoffs so this would contradict that


Huh? If they're putting space on the sublease market, that is space they were planning to occupy (part of the lease they signed) but no longer are. They are just a tenant in this building.

Koodoo25 Apr 3, 2023 3:06 AM

https://i.imgur.com/xPc6crn.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/swKuKXe.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/dJcFfWI.jpg

and the obligatory shot from the bridge
https://i.imgur.com/tDwkfcB.jpg

I agree with all the criticism people have leveled (heaped) onto this building, but really I think it's overall a nice building. My main gripe, like others have said, is the monotony of the facade. Really all it needs is something to give some contour to the setbacks and it would be a great tower imo. Thankfully, on clear days the angle of the sun at various times does the work of bringing the shape of the building into sharper focus. Plus, I'm optimistic the flatness of the facade will be mitigated as tenants fill in and desks, blinds, and general office clutter adds texture to the windows.

SIGSEGV Apr 3, 2023 4:02 AM

A few from yesterday:


Strangely prominent from the Wild Mile
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw...-no?authuser=0

Electrifying View?
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw...-no?authuser=0

I kind of like it from this angle...
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw...-no?authuser=0


light not doing any favors:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw...-no?authuser=0

Briguy Apr 3, 2023 10:21 PM

The south facade needs more texture and is super flat when viewed dead on. The indirectly lit north facade is rarely viewed dead on so it actually has texture. Looks much better. Major whiff on that south facade, it’s so flat.

r18tdi Apr 4, 2023 2:08 PM

https://twitter.com/BlairKamin/statu...64871735984128

"The new Salesforce tower at Chicago’s Wolf Point ain’t no 30 Rock."

chicubs111 Apr 4, 2023 11:49 PM

This city really doesn't do well with prime sites development looking to knock it out of the park...Block 37 welcomes another to the group of missed opportunities...

BuildThemTaller Apr 5, 2023 1:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chicubs111 (Post 9910294)
This city really doesn't do well with prime sites development looking to knock it out of the park...Block 37 welcomes another to the group of missed opportunities...

St. Regis and One Chicago say hello. BMO Tower, too, for that matter.

Plenty of good towers in prime sites recently.

Toasty Joe Apr 5, 2023 1:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BuildThemTaller (Post 9910353)
St. Regis and One Chicago say hello. BMO Tower, too, for that matter.

Plenty of good towers in prime sites recently.

dare I say 401 N Wabash?

Charmy2 Apr 5, 2023 1:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Toasty Joe (Post 9910360)
dare I say 401 N Wabash?

mind if I interject with 110 n. wacker?

donnie Apr 5, 2023 2:03 AM

Can I interject with Nema?

chicubs111 Apr 5, 2023 2:14 PM

^ I would say Trump tower is the only one of that bunch that really overachieved .... The salesforce location deserved something on that standard... even Vista which really isn't in a prime spot but the design and height are above average... the rest of towers are great but i wouldn't say there expected spots for something grand in design and height like wolf point.

DalronJ Apr 5, 2023 3:36 PM

1000M would like a word.

Toasty Joe Apr 12, 2023 2:24 AM

video update from Walsh Construction on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebiggreenw/sta...88207614103554

"Salesforce Tower Chicago -> Looking good and nearing completion"

Arguably looks good, not great. Could've used another 100 ft or more and distinctive fins on the sides to break up the monolithic glass. But good video.

vexxed82 Apr 15, 2023 5:02 PM

A few shots from yesterday (4/14) - I did sky replacements to break up the monotony of the plain blue sky.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...64d50942_h.jpg(4.14.23)-Salesforce_Scout-WEB-3 by Nick Ulivieri, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...5912ba51_h.jpg(4.14.23)-Salesforce_Scout-WEB-1 by Nick Ulivieri, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...3b9ff932_h.jpg(4.14.23)-Salesforce_Scout-WEB-5 by Nick Ulivieri, on Flickr

For fun here's a before and after of the last photo. I used my tilt-shift for all these shots, but for this final one, I decided to use two horizontal frames stacked atop one another to create a wider image. Plus...the entirety of Salesforce barely fits in a single frame.

https://i.imgur.com/qAWsGSy.png

BVictor1 Apr 20, 2023 7:41 PM

04.19.23
 
https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render...&ts=1682019549

Toasty Joe Apr 20, 2023 10:55 PM

definitely this tower's (/development's) best angle, unfortunately couldn't be more of a statement to rival Sears

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FuHhnL6X...jpg&name=large

Source: Barry Butler

Charmy2 Apr 21, 2023 6:27 AM

if anybody has any photos, im curious as to what this building looks like from the john hancock center observatory, and the sears tower observatory for that matter.

takascar Apr 29, 2023 5:07 PM

Tenants Yet?
 
Looks like they have some office furniture on some of the floors.

Are there any tenants occupying the building yet?

The Pimp May 1, 2023 12:57 PM

The developer should have stayed with the spire as part of the design.

gandalf612 May 3, 2023 6:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by takascar (Post 9931830)
Looks like they have some office furniture on some of the floors.

Are there any tenants occupying the building yet?

My friend works for Salesforce and they moved in yesterday.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...21cd8472_b.jpghttps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...e94fb55f_b.jpg

BVictor1 May 3, 2023 11:57 AM

^I saw a party happening yesterday.

KWillChicago May 3, 2023 12:27 PM

Goddamn, that view down the river would be well worth whatever the lease price is.

Steely Dan May 3, 2023 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KWillChicago (Post 9934782)
Goddamn, that view down the river would be well worth whatever the lease price is.

But the true cost is that it used to be Jarta''s view.

Which reminds me, I wonder how the save wolf point group is doing these days.


Ahhh, too soon?

;)

r18tdi May 3, 2023 2:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 9934792)
But the true cost is that it used to be Jarta''s view.

Which reminds me, I wonder how the save wolf point group is doing these days.


Ahhh, too soon?

;)

Holy shit. Thanks for the laughs. :cheers:

Tom In Chicago May 3, 2023 2:41 PM

^Thank you for the jab. . . I needed that today. . . fuck that guy! :haha:

. . .

left of center May 3, 2023 5:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 9934792)
But the true cost is that it used to be Jarta''s view.

Which reminds me, I wonder how the save wolf point group is doing these days.


Ahhh, too soon?

;)

They merged with the FOTP "Save the Parking Lot" group, since they both had common interests in preserving paved car storage surfaces in the city. :haha:

SamInTheLoop May 3, 2023 9:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 9934792)
But the true cost is that it used to be Jarta''s view.


Some things are indeed priceless.


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