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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.

chris08876 Oct 2, 2016 8:08 PM

Just some extra info:

http://www.ctbuh.org/Portals/0/Media...Wolf-Point.jpg

Quote:

The developers behind the multi-tower Wolf Point complex are planning to launch the construction of a 66-story apartment tower in early 2017 – the second of three planned towers on the riverside site near Merchandise Mart.

Wolf Point East will be a 750-foot (229-meter) tower with 707 luxury apartments, according to the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust, an investor in the first two phases of the development.

According to a report from April, the tower's developers, in 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.

Initially, the second tower was intended to include a mix of office and residential space, but with apartment demand soaring, the developers opted instead to have the entire 66-story building be residential.

The venture capitalist, which invests in real estate on behalf of union workers' pension and retirement plans, did not say how much it is investing in the second tower. The trust made a $34 million equity investment in the 48-story Wolf Point West apartment tower, which it said cost $160 million. The 509-unit tower was completed earlier in 2016.

The $360 million eastern tower, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, will include 40,000 square feet (3,700 square meters) of amenities, 198 parking spaces, and 3,000 square feet (280 square meters) of ground-floor retail, according to a recent statement by the backer. It is expected to be completed by December 2019.

“Wolf Point East will not only be another beautiful addition to Chicago's skyline, but it shows what can be done when labor invests in itself,” said AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust President Mike Stotz.

With underzoning obtained for the three-tower development, the final tower at the southern tip of the Wolf Point site could be as tall as 950 feet (290 meters).
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http://skyscrapercenter.com/building...st-tower/14277

Tom Servo Oct 4, 2016 5:28 AM

https://assets.dnainfo.com/photo/201...extralarge.png

This. :tup:

BVictor1 Oct 4, 2016 11:20 PM

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...11%2072dpi.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...0Riverwalk.jpg

BVictor1 Oct 4, 2016 11:30 PM

Hackery has run amuck when it comes to aldermanic leadership.

No vision at all.....

J_M_Tungsten Oct 4, 2016 11:57 PM

^Is that about the above? That looks really nice. Looks like a thinner 150 N minus the structural core base.

BVictor1 Oct 5, 2016 12:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by J_M_Tungsten (Post 7583708)
^Is that about the above? That looks really nice. Looks like a thinner 150 N minus the structural core base.

It's also about the fact that the tower is less dense and 100' shorter.

Notyrview Oct 5, 2016 12:32 AM

omfg another fucking height reduction wtff

munchymunch Oct 5, 2016 12:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 7583714)
It's also about the fact that the tower is less dense and 100' shorter.

Then make the south tower 100 feet taller, and edit: no spire actually.


Edit: Also WTF

Quote:

The original plan also called for a café/restaurant at the Riverwalk level on East portion of site. While the proposed tower includes the café/restaurant at plaza level of East Tower making it more accessible to the public and serves more as a neighborhood amenity

Tom Servo Oct 5, 2016 1:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BVictor1 (Post 7583681)

Wow. That's cool.

Why can't this be the standard for all our tall buildings?

Notyrview Oct 5, 2016 1:31 AM

I think that at least in this case the bar is being raised by bkl. if WPW were by SCB there's no way we'd being seeing such a good revision of WPE.

BVictor1 Oct 5, 2016 4:33 AM

Steely, can you change the floor count to it's pathetic new number too please?

I think there's a mezzanine or two.

https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a...D720/ry%3D480/

https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a...D720/ry%3D480/

denizen467 Oct 5, 2016 4:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Servo (Post 7583761)
Wow. That's cool.

Why can't this be the standard for all our tall buildings?

I think a lot of this is driven by the tightness of the site and view corridors required for the sister towers. Unfortunately that dynamic doesn't come into play so much on an ordinary block.

Skyguy_7 Oct 5, 2016 2:26 PM

Sad about the height chop too, but its narrow E-W profile will still make for a good aesthetic. I'm just now seeing its resemblance to 111 W Wacker, though when comparing the two, 111 will appear rather juvenile. Well done, Pelli.

Zapatan Oct 5, 2016 4:00 PM

I know we're all height freaks here but I think 675' might actually fit into the area better since there are so many neighboring building in the ~750' range. A little variation is better than a plateau. At least the tallest still looks to be 950+

SolarWind Oct 6, 2016 5:30 AM

October 4, 2016




SamInTheLoop Oct 25, 2016 5:29 PM

Walsh now has this listed for subcontractor bids being taken in a couple weeks.......

LouisVanDerWright Oct 25, 2016 7:37 PM

Well I guess they are serious. The apt boom continues.

SamInTheLoop Oct 28, 2016 10:02 PM

East Tower posting is up on McHugh's site as well now.....

Skyguy_7 Oct 31, 2016 4:20 PM

^Wow, typical jaw-dropping shit, Nick!

Hey mods, as stated earlier, bid drawings are out for WPE, and elevation is 663'-6".

It's a beauty of a tower and is so reminiscent of 150 N Riverside. I love that they're in the same vicinity.

SamInTheLoop Mar 8, 2017 3:56 PM

Great to hear WPE is on track for groundbreaking in a couple months....really looking forward to this one!

Arranging debt construction financing for downtown apartment projects has certainly gotten much more challenging than it was 2-3 years ago, but there are certainly at least a handful of developers that are going to be able to pull it off still this year.....

TimeAgain Mar 8, 2017 6:41 PM

Really hope it starts in May. I'm finally starting to get impressed with all the cranes in the sky. Time to keep this momentum going.

RyanChi92 Apr 13, 2017 9:45 PM

http://i.imgur.com/tQO052B.jpg?2

~18 days, peeps!! This site is just begging to get dug up. It looks so sad.

I believe those are removed street lights at the bottom of the picture. I could be wrong though.

Rocket49 Apr 13, 2017 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RyanChi92 (Post 7772538)
~18 days, peeps!!

18 days to what?

KWILLSKYLINE Apr 14, 2017 12:10 AM

This is actually happening!!!!! The boom continues!

harryc Apr 14, 2017 12:44 AM

The loss of this prime space for a big screen --- think of the natural river front



BVictor1 Apr 14, 2017 2:58 AM

^I think there were shooting a Red Bull commercial.

BVictor1 Apr 14, 2017 3:12 AM

My source:

Construction start Second Quarter of 2017

Late 2019 - Early 2020 Delivery

698 Units

BVictor1 Apr 24, 2017 5:06 PM

Looks like there's a mini soil testing rig on site.

KWILLSKYLINE Apr 24, 2017 6:12 PM

Nice!

Notyrview Apr 24, 2017 6:26 PM

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