Construction Update
What Grows During a Chicago Winter? Skyscrapers!

We’re still months away from the triumphant, intrepid return of the tulips and daffodils in Chicago’s parks, parkways, and park-like medians.  But amid the gloom of day and threat of snow, the city is still able to raise a bumper crop of our favorite wintertime produce: skyscrapers.

For example, the concrete beanstalk sprouting at 110 North Wacker Drive, seen below in a photograph from Loop Spy Chris.

110 North Wacker under construction (Courtesy of Loop Spy Chris)

110 North Wacker under construction (Courtesy of Loop Spy Chris)

According to Goettsch Partners, the architecture firm that designed it, the core is now up to 67 feet tall. And if you wandered around the western edge of The Loop over the weekend, you got to see the crane being installed.

The crane will help this sprout realize its full potential as a 55-story-tall, 1.53 million square foot tower that Howard Hughes and Riverside Investment and Development describe as Chicago’s “last remaining Wacker Drive and riverfront address.”

Revised rendering of 110 North Wacker (via Riverside Investments and Development)

Savor the goodness.  Savor it!  (via Riverside Investments and Development)

If that’s not enough to hook you, enjoy the nifty animation below, ruthlessly pulled from the web site.

Not ours. We’re not awesome in this way.

Location: 110 North Wacker Drive, The Loop

Author: Editor

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