Foundation work can be seen for a new single-story addition at the former site of the iconic Al’s Beef Restaurant, situated at 169 W Ontario Street in River North. The sandwich hub had occupied the existing single-story masonry building from 1985 to 2020, upon which it relocated just one block south to 548 N Wells Street.
It’s official: Salesforce Tower Chicago is now the tallest in Hines‘ three-tower Wolf Point megadevelopment. The core of this 60-story mixed-use building now stands at roughly 740 feet, having surpassed the neighboring 679-foot-tall Wolf Point East in recent weeks. Addressed as 333 W Wolf Point Plaza, this rapidly ascending structure marks the larger development’s final stage, following the completion of the aforementioned Wolf Point East in 2020 and the third, 500-foot-tall Wolf Point West in 2016. The current construction’s final height will reach 835 feet above the river walk and 813 feet above street level, making a topping out likely for within the coming months.
An exterior transformation is taking shape at 600 N Dearborn Street in River North, where a 21-story condominium building known as The Farallon is being repainted from a light beige to a dark gray. The current work will visually distinguish the 161-unit tower from a deluge of other postmodern buildings that sprout up around the turn of the century.
Exterior work has completed for a new six-story mixed-use building residing at 61 W Erie Street in River North. Having been planned by LG Development Group, the scope of the project involves ground-level retail and 28 condominium units above.
Since YIMBY’s construction tour of One Chicago in July, the tower crane has been disassembled and the parapet completed for the taller east tower of the massive two-tower development in River North. The aforementioned near-supertall stands 76 stories and 971 feet, while the shorter west tower reaches 49 stories and 574 feet. Both skyscrapers are connected via a 10-story podium that occupies most of the block bound by W Chicago Avenue, N State Street, W Superior Street, and N Dearborn Street. JDL is the developer of the 2.1 million-square-foot complex, having begun construction in 2019.