Wolf Point: Here We Grow Again!

If you were looking forward to spending leisurely summer evenings enjoying downtown Chicago’s riparian delights underneath its trio of twinkling new skyscraper stars… think again.

Just when 150 North Riverside, River Point, Wolf Point West, and the Chicago Riverwalk expansion stopped filling the air with the sounds of pile drivers, caisson drillers, and steam whistle birds, new construction is just around the corner.

Fun fact: Even though they were outdated, steam whistle birds were commonly used on Chicago construction sites well into the 1990's due to their union job security.

Fun fact: Even though they were outdated, steam whistle birds were commonly used on Chicago construction sites well into the 1990’s due to their union job security.

The first permits have been issued for Wolf Point East

FOUNDATION AND STRUCTURE UP TO GRADE FOR PROPOSED 60-STORY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WITH 6 BASEMENT PAKING LEVELS AND 698 DWELLING UNITS.

The tag on this pup’s collar reads 313 East Wolf Point Plaza.  Previously we were supposed to return him to 326 North Orleans Street if found.

The permit comes two days after Loop Spy Chris sent us new photographs of soil sampling trucks piercing the riverside soil like a couple of bull ticks going to town on a lupine feast.

Wolf Point East soil sampling (courtesy of Loop Spy Chris)

Wolf Point East soil sampling (courtesy of Loop Spy Chris)

This will be the second residential tower on Wolf Point, after bKL Architecture and Magellan Development’s Wolf Point West, which kicked off the redevelopment of the confluence of the Chicago River.

Location: 313 West Wolf Point Plaza, River North

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