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Old July 31st, 2007, 01:29 AM   #1
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CHICAGO | Wolf Point | 950ft | 80 fl | 750ft | 60 fl | 525ft | 50 fl | U/C

Height: 950ft, 750ft, 625ft
Floor count: 80, 60, 50
Location: Wolf Point (confluence of South, North, and Main Branches of the Chicago River)
Neighborhood: River North
Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli; bKL Architecture
Developer: Hines Interests LP
Website: Wolf Point Chicago








View from Wolf Point (taken by i_am_hydrogen)
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Old July 31st, 2007, 01:32 AM   #2
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I cant wait for a render. Is 89 stories 1000 feet?
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Old July 31st, 2007, 01:40 AM   #3
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Great news...hopefully this isnt just a pipe dream
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Old July 31st, 2007, 03:31 AM   #4
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Wolf Point: 3 tower project including an 89-story tower

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Old July 31st, 2007, 04:12 AM   #5
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Does anyone think that the 89 story one may be around 1100-1200 (roof height) hopefully?
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Old July 31st, 2007, 04:14 AM   #6
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cant wait for renderings
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Old July 31st, 2007, 04:33 AM   #7
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If it turns out to be taller than Trump Tower Chicago, the Donald will fume that his tower is being sandwiched by two taller towers on the same side of river.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 04:36 AM   #8
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cant wait for renderings
second this. Its hard to imagine in 10 years our skyline will be dramatically different and 10x better.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 04:39 AM   #9
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Does anyone think that the 89 story one may be around 1100-1200 (roof height) hopefully?
Well, remember, Waterview Tower is 89-stories, and it's 1,047'
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Old July 31st, 2007, 05:19 AM   #10
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I wouldn't be surprised at 1,100 with any sort of prominant top, even if hotel/residential.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 05:21 AM   #11
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Yea, I just have a gut feeling that this will have a spire of some kind.

I am glad Hines is in on the project. With 200 N. Riverside they have shown to be very cognizant of integrating and beautfiying public space along the river. Hopefully they match and maybe even improve on the Riverside concept like they between 300 N.LaSalle/Riverside.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 11:55 AM   #12
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Kennedys eye Wolf Point plans

http://www.suntimes.com/business/490609,31wolf.article

Kennedys eye Wolf Point plans

July 31, 2007
BY DAVID ROEDER Staff Reporter

The Kennedy family and two development firms, working with renowned architect Cesar Pelli, are crafting a plan to turn downtown’s Wolf Point into a residential, hotel and office complex.

The four-acre site along the Chicago River is just west of the Merchandise Mart.

.......The design focal point would be an 89-story building, similar in height to the Trump Tower project going up further east along the river.In picking Pelli for the deal, the partners evidently bypassed the Chicago firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP, which has done extensive work on earlier versions of the site’s development.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 01:47 PM   #13
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with Wolf Point jutting southward, iif built, would such a tall structues block anything on the west bank and become to the main branch of the river what in essence the Board of Trade is to LaSalle Street?
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If it turns out to be taller than Trump Tower Chicago, the Donald will fume that his tower is being sandwiched by two taller towers on the same side of river.

are you suggesting many bad hair days ahead?
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Old July 31st, 2007, 02:25 PM   #15
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can someone tell me wherewolf point is.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 02:32 PM   #16
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can someone tell me wherewolf point is.
it is the point where the Chicago River branches off to the north and south, from the main branch.

The nearest streets would be near Kinzie and Franklin. (correct me if I'm wrong)

It is actually where the "town" of Chicago started in the days of Fort Dearborn.

Somebody please post it on Google Earth, or a map. Some would say its the center of the city.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 03:09 PM   #17
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can someone tell me wherewolf point is.
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Wolf Point is 380 ft deep x 560 ft wide. Does that seem like a big enough foot print for these three buildings?
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Old July 31st, 2007, 04:16 PM   #18
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with Wolf Point jutting southward, iif built, would such a tall structues block anything on the west bank and become to the main branch of the river what in essence the Board of Trade is to LaSalle Street?
yes, for sure. this bulding will block River Bend 100% to the south (river view) I would be very pissed if I lived there.

but wow. 89 stories on that plot of land. amazing. can someone find the article and post it?
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Old July 31st, 2007, 04:17 PM   #19
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nevermind



(Crain’s) – A joint venture including the Kennedy family and a Texas developer aims to transform a long-vacant riverside property just west of the Merchandise Mart into a massive hotel, residential and office project anchored by an 89-story skyscraper.


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http://chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/n...25853&seenIt=1
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but lets not get too excited....this is the last sentence of the article.....

"But with planning in the preliminary stages, it's likely that construction wouldn't start for a few years, when market conditions could be different."

still cool idea though.
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