Construction Update
Goodbye, Riverside Shed; Hello 51-Story Skyscraper

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a skyscraper go from proposal to paper to approval to demolition this quickly, but here we are.  110 North Wacker, the 51-story Geottsch Partners-designed skyscraper, is about to replace 110 North Wacker, the low-slung Midcentury office building that was formerly the home of General Growth Properties.

110 North Wacker (Courtesy of Loop Spy Justin)

110 North Wacker (Courtesy of Loop Spy Justin)

Loop Spy Justin sent in pictures of demolition crews getting ready to do their thing at the site on Wacker and Washington.  He tells us the building has been completely de-peopled, and is ready to meet its fate.  In a way it’s a shame, because new GGP signs went up on the building just three months ago.  In a way it’s not a shame because… 51-story Goettsch tower!

110 North Wacker (Courtesy of Loop Spy Justin)

110 North Wacker (Courtesy of Loop Spy Justin)

We haven’t seen a demolition permit yet, but considering the speed at which this Howard Hughes project is moving, expect stamp to hit paper soon.

As we recently reported, the design for this building was recently updated, making it a little more blocky, and less sloped.  It’s a minor change that added a lot of extra floor space, but it would have been nice to preserve the setbacks and sunlight in an already dim Wacker corridor.




Location: 110 North Wacker, The Loop


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