Core work has reached several floors above grade for Salesforce Tower Chicago, originally known as Wolf Point South, a 60-story office building on the River North side of the Chicago River’s confluence. Planned by Hines in partnership with the Joseph P. Kennedy Family, the skyscraper will measure 813 feet to its pinnacle, qualifying as the seventh tallest project in Chicago YIMBY’s year-end development countdown.
Officially located at 333 Wolf Point Plaza, the office building will yield 1.2 million square feet and boast 24,500-square-foot floor plates. Salesforce is the primary office tenant, having pre-leased 400,000 square feet. Non-office programming includes 25,000 square feet of retail and dining space, with amenities interspersed on the floors above. Such tenant amenities include a club-quality fitness center, a versatile conference center area, and a tenant lounge. The top floor, to be leased by Salesforce, will host an “Ohana” (“Family” in Hawaiian) floor, available to Salesforce employees by day and to be used for educational and non-profit events on nights and weekends. Occupants will also have access to over 1,000 feet of continuous riverside promenade that bends along the riverbank.
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects is responsible for both Salesforce Tower and its neighboring Wolf Point East, in addition to the development masterplan as a whole. BKL is the architect of the third shortest tower. Pelli Clarke Pelli’s two towers share a similar aesthetic, with block-like massings featuring prominent setbacks near the top. Both designs include a glass curtain wall with white metal louvres and floor slipcovers. At their crowns are corrugated-like cladding elements that helps punctuate the pair’s presence on the skyline.
While underground parking will be available, multiple means of public transportation also lie within easy reach. Nearby northbound bus access for Routes 37 and 125 can be found at the Orleans & Marchandise intersection, located a two-minute walk northeast. Southbound buses for these routes are also available at Wells & Merchandise Mart, a five-minute walk northeast. Further buses within a 10-minute walk include Routes 22, 24, 65, 134, 135, 136, and 156.
As far as the CTA L, service for the Brown and Purple Lines is available via Merchandise Mart station, located a six-minute walk northeast.
Walsh Construction is the general contractor behind the $300 million construction, which is expected to complete in 2023.