Construction Update
Wolf Point East Tops Off. We Mean It This Time.

You no longer have to wonder if the latest skyscraper climbing into the Chicago skyline at Wolf Point will continue to grow.  It won’t.  This beanstalk is fully sprouted.

Rendering of Wolf Point East (Courtesy of Hines)
Rendering of Wolf Point East (Courtesy of Hines)

Wolf Point East is the second of three skyscrapers going up in what used to be a surface parking lot at the confluence of the Main and North branches of the Chicago River.  There has been a lot of interest in the last couple of weeks about whether or not the building finally topped out.  We have officially received official confirmation from people in an official capacity stating that it officially topped out this past Friday.

Once the recently topped out is fully kitted out, the building being developed by Houston’s Hines will add 698 new apartment homes to River North.  Many of those apartments will come equipped with views so jaw-dropping, health insurance companies may drop coverage for reversible intra-oral appliances.

Rendering of Wolf Point East (June 2019. Courtesy of Steelblue)
Rendering of Wolf Point East (June 2019. Courtesy of Steelblue)

Luxury Living Chicago Realty, which handles pre-leasing at the building, describes it thusly:

Building amenities will include an indoor and outdoor pool with south-facing terrace and sundeck, a full-floor expansive fitness club and exercise studio, private coworking lounge with conference rooms, outdoor dog run and inviting pet amenities, elegant gathering spaces for dining and entertaining and a club area complete with social games and a golf simulator.

First move-ins are anticipated in early 2020. The luxury apartment building offers studio to three-bedroom penthouse floor plans. Studios starting at $2,095 per month, junior one bedrooms starting at $2,495, one bedrooms starting at $2,895 per month and two bedrooms starting at $4,195 per month will be the first residences offered. Three-bedroom and penthouse units will be available in the future. 

The tower was designed by Connecticut’s Pelli Clarke Pelli with the local work being handled six blocks away by Pappageorge Haymes.

If you’re new to this rodeo, Wolf Point is owned by Wolf Point Owners LLC, which is part of Park Holdings Group LLC, which is clearly not a jelly doughnut.

Location: 313 West Wolf Point Plaza, River North

Author: Editor

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