Construction Update
Construction Crews Pounding Sand at Wolf Point East

Word on the street is that living near Wolf Point has gone from the dirge of caisson drilling to the relentless pounding of sheet piling being pounded relentlessly.

Wolf Point East under construction (Courtesy of Loop Spy Chris)

Wolf Point East under construction (Courtesy of Loop Spy Chris)

Loop Spy Chris sent in the photograph above showing the ongoing pounding underway at 313 West Wolf Point Plaza.  But we’re told that mere pictures can’t capture the noise and vibrations rippling through the neighborhood.  Such is life in the big city.

Before you know it, that location will be the home of Pelli Clarke Pelli’s new 60-story residential tower called Wolf Point East.  It, along with bKL’s Wolf Point West will then eventually frame Wolf Point South, the 950-foot-tall star of this show.

Until that show gets on the road, enjoy the construction gallery below.  You can almost feel the percussive violence in the air.

Rendering of Wolf Point East (Courtesy of Hines)

Rendering of Wolf Point East (Courtesy of Hines)

Location: 313 West Wolf Point Plaza, River North


Author: Editor

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