More Tidbits Trickle Out About Wolf Point East (And a few about Wolf Point South)

 

With Wolf Point West all wrapped up with a bow, we’re just weeks away from the start of Wolf Point East, the middle child of the Wolf Point siblings; and what a child it’s shaping up to be.

Wolf Point East diagram

Ladies and gentilment, the Wolf Point Sisters

New documents released by 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly’s office show us more about the East tower than we’ve ever known before.  You can cruise through them at your leisure here, or just read below where we’ve extracted the meaty bits and diagrams to feed your skyscraper chronic.  Especially that diagram above that shows the heights of each tower relative to one another.

 

The basic plan for Wolf Point was approved by the city decades ago, but to play nice, the developers will formally present a copy of the phase two plans to the Chicago Plan Commission later this month.

Rendering of Wolf Point East

Rendering of Wolf Point East

Wolf Point East

  • Maximum height: 675 feet (about the same as the Hyatt Center)
  • Roof height: 653½ feet
  • Floors: 62
  • Sits at the far eastern corner of the site, at the corner of North Orleans Street and the new Wolf Point Plaza Drive — will minimize blocked views at the Merchandise Mart and whatever they’re calling The Apparel Center this week
  • East-west orientation
  • Elevator and stairs to get pedestrians from bridge level (27 feet) down to riverwalk level (9 feet)
  • Water taxi stop on the south side
  • 522 linear feet of new riverwalk (includes both east and south towers)
  • Minimum distance between building and riverwalk outer edge is 25 feet
  • Green roof on north and south setbacks
  • Like Wolf Point West, bottom of building tapers inward to create more public space
  • Setback at level 40
  • Setback at level 53
  • Setback at level 56
  • Setback at level 59
  • Stacking:
    • Levels 59-60: Mechanical
    • Levels 41-58: Residential
    • Levels 40-40M: Common areas, mechanical
    • Levels 4-39: Residential
    • Level 3M: unknown
    • Levels 2-3: Common areas
    • Level 1: Lobby, retail

Wolf Point South

  • Height: 950 feet (about the same as 311 South Wacker)
  • Like Wolf Point West, bottom of building tapers inward to create more public space
  • Minimum distance between building and riverwalk outer edge is 30 feet

from Chicago Architecture http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/2016/10/04/more-tidbits-trickle-out-about-wolf-point-east-and-a-few-about-wolf-point-south/

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