Status Update: Waterview Tower
Is it cruel to publish a status report on Waterview Tower ? I was walking by the other day and decided to shoot this photo for posterity. The Tribune reported a couple of weeks ago that the workers packed up their tools and left. Now all we have is a quarter of an empty shell of the building we expected.
I feel bad for Waterview. I used to live around the corner and even considered buying a condo there. Now I’m glad I didn’t, because I’d be worrying about my deposit. At what point is a building declared dead? Chicago has a few dead skyscrapers, but none are in so prominent a location. Maybe some clever advertising person can wrap the thing in Tyvek and use it for a giant billboard like they do in Eastern Europe. It’s better than looking at a mud-colored skeleton hunched along the Chicago River.