Chicago YIMBY’s 2022 year-end countdown comes to a close with the city’s current tallest project Salesforce Tower in River North. Located at the confluence of the Chicago River on the famed Wolf Point just west of N Orleans Street, the tower ranked third in last year’s countdown after having started construction during the pandemic in August 2020. Developer Hines partnered with the longtime landowner Joseph P. Kennedy Family on the tower designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli, the firm of the late Argentine-born architect Cesar Pelli.
Crown installation can be seen for the 60-story Salesforce Tower at 333 W Wolf Point Plaza in River North. The mixed-use, primarily office tower is the third and final phase of the Wolf Point masterplan, developed by Hines in partnership with the longtime landowner Joseph P. Kennedy Family. At a height of 850 feet, the tower makes a substantial appearance on the northwest corner of the skyline, particularly when looking southeast along the Kennedy Expressway.
Glass installation for the 60-story Salesforce Tower at 333 W Wolf Point Plaza is nearly complete. The 850-foot-tall, office-oriented skyscraper by Hines is approaching its anticipated 2023 completion, and already stands out as a cornerstone of the expanding northwest skyline. Featuring a neomodernist design by Pelli Clarke & Partners, the tower is outfitted with a tapered setback massing and a predominantly glass facade.
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.
The concrete core for Salesforce Tower Chicago is now at roughly the two-thirds height mark, set to rise 60 stories at the southwest tip of River North. The 1.2 million-square-foot skyscraper at 333 W Wolf Point Plaza is the final staple in a three-building masterplan known as Wolf Point, developed by Hines and in partnership with the Joseph P. Kennedy Family. The Wolf Point parcel is just under three acres, occupying an outcrop that borders the confluence of the Chicago River. This land has served a swath of purposes since the first settling of Chicago, ranging from a parking lot prior to the current development all the way back to the site of the city’s first tavern.