Crane Nests on Wolf Point for Salesforce Tower Chicago
Sep08

Crane Nests on Wolf Point for Salesforce Tower Chicago

Labor Day is over, and so the world returns from summer vacation and gets back to work. Or it would, if more than half of the people in Chicago weren’t working from home because of asshats like my coworker who has violated Chicago’s travel-to-a-hideously-infected-state-and-get-a-free-quarantine rules. Twice. With that out of our systems, we turn to what’s happening on Wolf Point, where hardhats busy erecting...

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Digging In at Salesforce Tower Chicago
Aug23

Digging In at Salesforce Tower Chicago

If you haven’t returned to the office yet, or if you belong to one of the companies that’s never ever going back to the office, you might not know that work is continuing on Salesforce Tower Chicago. August 2020 construction of Salesforce Tower Chicago (Courtesy of YoChicago!) The skyscraper formerly known as Wolf Point South is busy bring born on the southern tip of Chicago’s River North neighborhood, complete with...

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Construction Pix, and Small Changes of Plan at Wolf Point South
Jun07

Construction Pix, and Small Changes of Plan at Wolf Point South

We’re done with being disappointed with Salesforce Tower Chicago.  Yes, it was originally going to be much taller. And yes, one of the most visible hunks of land in the city deserves a better building.  But at this point, we’re just happy that it’s being built.  Let’s remember that Wolf Point was an industrial wasteland for as long as Illinois governors have been going to jail. Salesforce Tower Chicago under...

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Construction Starts on Wolf Point’s Third Skyscraper
Apr20

Construction Starts on Wolf Point’s Third Skyscraper

Skyscraper enthusiasts are often described as shut-ins. So with city and state health edicts keeping them even farther removed from society than usual, it took a while for word to reach the pack that construction is underway on Wolf Point South. Salesforce Tower Chicago construction in April 2020 (Courtesy of YoChicago!) YoChicago! knew that construction began in the first full week of this month, and sent in the photograph above...

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Wolf Point East Tops Off.  We Mean It This Time.
Sep03

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) 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...

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Wolf Point East: Almost, But Not Quite There Yet
Aug26

Wolf Point East: Almost, But Not Quite There Yet

Last week we told you about speculation that the skyscraper known as Wolf Point East had topped out. It turns out that while that’s a good guess, the building is not quite there yet. Construction of Wolf Point East (August 2019. Courtesy of River North Spy Chris.) As promised, we talked to people who talked to people who know things, and no, the notion of topping out is currently all talk. For now. Clearly, from the photo above...

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Wolf Point East Shows Off, and Maybe Tops Off
Aug21

Wolf Point East Shows Off, and Maybe Tops Off

Word on the street is that the second of three Wolf Point towers maybe, possibly, perhaps might have topped off. Construction of Wolf Point East (August 2019. Courtesy of River North Spy Chris.) River North Spy Chris sent in the photograph above, and the one below that back up the assertion that Wolf Point East has climbed as far as it can, though we have not yet gotten official word. Construction of Wolf Point East (August 2019....

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Apparently Wolf Point East Will Have Views Worth Selling a Kidney For
Jul22

Apparently Wolf Point East Will Have Views Worth Selling a Kidney For

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the construction of Wolf Point East, you may have noticed that the tower crane helping put it together jumped a little higher recently. It’s always nice to see progress. An even more impressive sight is the renderings package that came out of Wolf Point East’s PR people recently.  It shows what the views should be like from the common areas. Rendering of Wolf Point East...

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Salesforce Tower Chicago Scaled Back Again
Apr08

Salesforce Tower Chicago Scaled Back Again

When word came down the pike that Wolf Point South would become Salesforce Tower Chicago, we knew it wasn’t going to be everything everyone had hoped for since the beginning of ever. Now we know exactly how much less it will be. Rendering of Wolf Points West, South, and East (Courtesy of Hines) In 2013, the city approved Wolf Point South to be a 950-foot-tall office+hotel+residential tower. By 2015, Wolf Point South was going to...

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Chicago’s Next Tourist Attraction: A Glass Tube Under the River
Apr01

Chicago’s Next Tourist Attraction: A Glass Tube Under the River

In an effort to build on 2018’s record-setting year for tourism, the City of Chicago has announced plans for a new attraction: A glass-enclosed pedestrian tube running underneath the Chicago River. Speaking to reporters at his Ravenswood estate Sunday, outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans for The Deep Six, a transparent tube running down the center of the Chicago River’s main channel from the Michigan Avenue Bridge...

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