Construction Update
Wolf Point West Topps Out

Wolf Point West under construction

Wolf Point’s left canine is growing with all the frenzy of Soupy Sales’ imaginary radio dog, White Fang… if you’re old enough to remember that sort of thing.

If you’re not, let’s just say that Wolf Point West is a visual force to be reckoned with, imposing its presence on the Chicago riverfront before the seeds of its two companion towers have even been planted.  More importantly, it has now topped out, reaching its final height of 493 feet.

Wolf Point West now rises 48 stories into the sky, and this photograph sent in by one of our regular Fulton River spies shows the exterior skin is almost caught up to that height, too.

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Location: 350 North Orleans Street, River North


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  1. Any word on when construction might begin on the South Tower? I know that’s next on the docket, and your last article didn’t hint at any start dates. Hoping someone’s almost ready to feed us construction nerds some more info…

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    • Jon, there is no specific start dates at this time. There will have to be additional community meetings/engagement, and the project will have to go back before the plan commission. Hines hasn’t even revealed the specific programming for the south tower.

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  2. The tower is just a smidgen above 484′ as measured from the riverwalk. The 493′ height comes from CCD.

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