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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

Note: A recent design revision is hinting towards a tallest tower of over 1,000 ft.











View from Wolf Point: (taken by i_am_hydrogen)



West Tower:


http://www.di.net/almanac/firms/bkl-architecture-llc/
 

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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. :lol:
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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/news.pl?id=25853&seenIt=1
 
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