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Old Posted Oct 3, 2016, 10:59 PM
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I'm loving the crown on WP East. Hopefully it lights up bright.
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Wow, very nice cohesive vibe to this entire development, yet each building is different enough to still be interesting on it's own. Can't wait to see WPE go up. I'm definately getting the Rockafeller vibe not because it looks Deco or anything, but because of the way the buildings function as a unified design. WPS will be the nicest supertall on the River when complete if it lives up to this rendering.
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66-Story Wolf Point Tower To Break Ground With New Look

By David Matthews | September 30, 2016 1:26pm | Updated October 3, 2016 6:01pm

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RIVER NORTH — The second of three skyscrapers planned for Wolf Point will break ground early next year — and it's got a new look.

Wolf Point East, the second high-rise coming to the $1 billion mega-development at the confluence of the north and south branches the Chicago River near the Merchandise Mart, will rise 66 stories and include 707 luxury apartments when it opens in 2019, one of its developers announced Thursday.

The announcement follows the opening of Wolf Point West, a 46-story apartment tower that opened in January. Construction of the new tower is expected to begin in early 2017.

“We are extremely excited about the opportunity once again build in such a great city,” Mike Stotz, president of the AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation, one of the Wolf Point project's developers, said in a statement. "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.”

The $360 million Wolf Point Eas


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Looks really good. I love the site layout.
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The new renderings look pretty good, and they certainly make for a more cohesive whole with WPW.

I am a bit worried about the seeming lack of retail though. Those big garden plazas by the riverfront seem like they deserve a cafe, a restaurant, a coffee shop, etc. And with 2/3 of the towers (now including the only one with frontage on a thru street) going all residential, they're foregoing opportunities for that kind of thing.
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This iteration of the south tower looks better than the last two.
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I am a bit worried about the seeming lack of retail though. Those big garden plazas by the riverfront seem like they deserve a cafe, a restaurant, a coffee shop, etc. And with 2/3 of the towers (now including the only one with frontage on a thru street) going all residential, they're foregoing opportunities for that kind of thing.
"The east tower will add 707 units of luxury rentals to Chicago’s downtown, as well as 198 parking spaces, 40,000 sf of amenity space, and 3,000 sf of ground floor retail."
- AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust

Hopefully it's a cafe or white table cloth restaurant and not a dry cleaner and nail salon...
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https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/2016...ound-next-year



The notch on the east tower seems to equal the roof height of the west tower and the setback on the south tower seems to equal the height of the east tower.

If that setback on the south tower does equal the roof of the east, it appears visually at least the to the top of the structure is more that 200'. The 950' figure may still equate to the underside of the top most occupied floor. That central thrust/blade may be mechanical/ornamental. It will probably be a few years before we have an exact figure, I'm just eyeing it.

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Oh shit my bad I thought I added a link.
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The South and East towers may be the sexiest renderings I've ever seen....

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If that setback on the south tower does equal the roof of the east, it appears visually at least the to the top of the structure is more that 200'. The 950' figure may still equate to the underside of the top most occupied floor. That central thrust/blade may be mechanical/ornamental. It will probably be a few years before we have an exact figure, I'm just eyeing it.
Eyeballing it the south tower height is easily way past the 4-digit mark.


A bit late for them, but last month I think the Apparel Mart just finished punching out another row of windows in the formerly blank wall...
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Eyeballing it the south tower height is easily way past the 4-digit mark.


A bit late for them, but last month I think the Apparel Mart just finished punching out another row of windows in the formerly blank wall...
Yeah, they did... I always hoped they'd just punch the building down instead.
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Happy to see they got rid of the spire on the center tower; it just looked tacky (i.e. literally tacked on à la Trump Tower) from previous iterations. If I had to guess, the center tower is probably about 1100'+ if you take into account WPE's currently known height of 750'.

This is a very handsome development shaping up here. Very Chicago.

Oh God, I said handsome...
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Just eyeballing the south tower looks about 30 stories taller than the east. Both look good to me!
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Old Posted Oct 4, 2016, 2:10 PM
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Check out this dope ass video of Wolf Point West
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Check out this dope ass video of Wolf Point West
Wow, that view down the river towards the lake really is amazing - day and night. I'd kill to live in that penthouse apartment right now.
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^First time I noticed the fitness center is at the top of the building. That must be the best workout view in the city, straight sightlines down two branches of the river (for now).

That really exemplifies one of the bonuses in newer rental towers which now usually have more than one amenity floor. You can rent the cheaper unit with no view sightlines on a low floor, but have access to roof decks and community rooms with views sometimes better than than the highest priced units.
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Anyone notice that "Editor" over at ChicagoArchitectureBlog has been ignoring this news ever since we called him out for not only being wrong about it but also being smug about it? The guy is acting like a baby hahahaha
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I'll never understand who would want to live downtown or in a massive apartment building like this, but man, this building is really nice!
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