Construction Update
Construction Crews Begin Work on Wolf Point East

Less than a week after the city issued the first permits for Wolf Point East, work is already vividly underway.

Loop Spy Chris tipped our line with a photo of excavators excavating, haulers hauling, and bulldozers bulldozing where soon a skyscraper sporting almost six hundred new homes will sprout along the Chicago River.

Moving dirt for Wolf Point East (Courtesy of Loop Spy Chris)

Moving dirt for Wolf Point East (Courtesy of Loop Spy Chris)

You may remember that this 675-foot-tall tower was previously planned to be a mixed bag of office, retail, hotel, and residential space.  But the developer is jumping on what may be the tail end of the downtown apartment bandwagon, betting there’s still enough life in the residential bubble to warrant an entire tower of it.

Wolf Point East was also originally designed to be 750 feet tall.  But it’s more modest shape and its 60 stories will now better compliment Wolf Point West, the sister tower on the point with 48 floors.

Location: 313 West Wolf Point Plaza, River North

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