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Cool CHICAGO | Wolf Point - East Tower | 679 FT | 62 FLOORS




Wolf Point's second tower to rise 66 stories
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/reale...ise-66-stories


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Wolf Point's developers are planning to launch construction of a 66-story apartment tower in early 2017, the second of three planned towers on the riverside site near the Merchandise Mart, in early 2017.

Wolf Point East will be a 750-foot-tall tower with 707 luxury apartments, according to the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust, an investor in the first two phases of the development. The tower will be 66 stories.

Crain's first reported in April that the tower's developers, a venture led by Hines Interests and Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises planned to break ground on the second tower in the first quarter of 2017. At the time, specific details of the project were not disclosed...

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^ all good news. 66 floors, 750', early 2017 start.

just release a damn rendering already!
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^ all good news. 66 floors, 750', early 2017 start.

just release a damn rendering already!

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/reale...ise-66-stories
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Excellent.
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FINALLY!

alright spyguy, that's your cue to go find us a bigger version of it
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Looks oriented east-west. Interesting...
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^ Not a new development in that respect ^

(Via pg 1)

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Not yet, at least in my opinion. We don't have any other details other than a rendering.

A side-by-side for your scrutiny.




Remember that the west tower was originally going to be 525', but it ended up being 493'. All they have to do is shift around mass and other variables. Also, from recollection, they're not even using all the density they actually could.

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And despite the asymmetry of having 1/3 towers oriented differently, this old rendering shows why it's valuable: the river view looking west.
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Views from this new tower are just going to be jaw dropping. I'm surprised they aren't at least throwing a little bit of condo in there.

And unlike Jarta, people who would buy condos here won't lose their views later down the road.
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If that new rendering contains the actual design for the South tower as well, it looks like a Trump Tower-sized behemoth.
yeah, no kidding. it looks like a monster.




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The design for the east tower looks very clean but looks to be a glass box.
the rendering released is quite small, but it seems like there are some steps in the facade and setbacks at the top that will keep it from being a straight-up box.

from what i can tell from that tiny image, i think i like it better than either of the two preliminary iterations released in the past. we'll see. we need a normal sized rendering.
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It seems to be a series of rectangular planes sandwiched together, which is not all that dissimilar to the west tower, but only with lighter glass and being 260' taller.
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here's a larger image:
It looks like Wolf Point West really set the tone for this project as hoped – I see a combination of bKL's influence with the art deco setbacks of the revised Pelli designs.
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at 750', wouldn't this also be the tallest 100% rental building in chicago?

i know we have some taller mixed-use condo/rental buildings, but i can't think of any taller all rental towers in the city.
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OMFG looks like they are going to destroy the last of the natural riverbank.


think of the ducks !
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Wolf Point East doesn't look to bad. Definitely taking queues from WPW and maybe 150 N Riverside.

I really hope they change things up a bit for the south tower and design something that respects it's prominent location. I don't want to see a big fat rectangle at a harsh right angle to the main stem of the river.
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Didn't someone justcomment a few weeks ago how sick 150 would have been if residential was incorporated. Well.... here you go. WPE definetly has similar qualities. What a view it will have.
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The new orientation of WPE will also provide a perfect visual cap to Orleans Street when looking south. The visual impact is going to be very significant.
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at 750', wouldn't this also be the tallest 100% rental building in chicago?

i know we have some taller mixed-use condo/rental buildings, but i can't think of any taller all rental towers in the city.
Depends on if this or the Vinoly (1200 S. Indiana) starts/finishes first.

It may be one of the largest by unit count though.
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The new orientation of WPE will also provide a perfect visual cap to Orleans Street when looking south. The visual impact is going to be very significant.
Never thought about that. Good pick up on that.

Visual caps really add a certain attractive and, in my opinion, awesome enclosure to view corridors. They enhance the cityscape.
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Never thought about that. Good pick up on that.

Visual caps really add a certain attractive and, in my opinion, awesome enclosure to view corridors. They enhance the cityscape.
Absolutely. And once there is a plausible proposal for the Post Office, we could have magnificent bookends for the main branch of the River.
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