An on-site look at Wolf Point construction and views

Concrete was being poured for the 9th floor of Wolf Point, a 48-story, 510-unit apartment tower, at the time of my visit, and the green roof over the public garage was already well underway.

It was mid-morning and the sun was just beginning to break through the clouds. I rode the construction elevator to the 3rd floor and walked up to the 6th – not the optimum height, time or weather conditions for view shots, but the views were still compelling.

Wolf Point sits at the confluence of the main, north and south branches of the Chicago River. The corner units at the south end of the building will have walls of glass looking south and east over what may be the best urban vistas anywhere. When the river fills with tourist boats, the Riverwalk comes alive with people, and a CTA train trundles over the El tracks, the warm afternoon sun will light up a thrilling scene from even the lowest floors of the building.

Apartments on the west side of the building will have views to the north and to the south.

The River North building will have a sprawling, landscaped amenities deck above a resident-only garage. The pool will be situated close to the river and have dramatic views to the south and east.

Wolf Point is on a fast-track pace targeting first occupancies in October of 2015. Pre-leasing activity will begin in May or June of next year.

Thanks to my tour hosts, from left to right: Joshua Taylor and Sherri Cuda of Magellan Development, and Cori Linnell of Hines.

Check our Wolf Point album at Flickr for additional photos of the site.

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