The Loop’s newest skyscraper is finally visible to all passers-by, so get ready to gawk.
110 North Wacker was previously only visible to people commuting on Lower Wacker Drive, and tourists taking a Chicago River cruise. Now its concrete elevator core has risen high enough that it can be plainly seen by anyone who cares to cast a glance in its direction.
These photos from Loop Spy Chris show the core in full sprout mode on the south end of the construction site. And for those of you looking for that “first steel” moment, there are indeed girders on location, welded in place by Wacker Drive.
110 is a Howard Hughes/Riverside Investment undertaking, designed by Goettsch Partners. It replaces a squat, vaguely mid-century office building with a 55-story glass tower, and a new link in Chicago’s public riverwalk.