I know many of you are in your homes, your cars, your offices, thinking “What does Salesforce Tower construction look like now? And how about now? Okay, and now?” It is for you, unable to get to Wolf Point on an hourly basis like I do, that I post some more pics of The Big Green W at work, taken in the sunshine over the course of the past week or so.
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Remember that era of 30-something tower cranes?
Where are our tower cranes?
- West Loop – 4
- River North – 2
- One each in: The Loop (320 South Canal); West Town (1454 West Randolph); Portage Park (Clarendale Six Corners); Gold Coast (Gild); Illinois Medical District (IL Health)
What are they building?
- Residential – 6
- Office – 4
- Medical – 1 (IL Health)
Who has tower cranes?
- Power Construction – 6
- 5 GCs with one each: Ryan Companies (Clarendale Six Corners): Clark Construction (320 South Canal); Skender (609 West Randolph); Walsh Construction (Salesforce Tower); Pepper Construction (UI Health)
We still have a stub only at 2050 West Ogden. 354 North Union has begun caisson work; that should be getting a tower crane permit any day now. 1000M, 320 South Clinton, 345 North Morgan, and 178 West Randolph still have outstanding tower-crane permits.
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At this height, with a clear view from any angle, even from across the river.
Salesforce Tower construction is spellbinding.
Salesforce Tower is one of those construction sites you can just about stand directly beneath and watch it grow. When you can’t get high enough to look down on it, this is the next best thing. You can practically climb into the belly of the beast itself, with 270 degrees of viewing potential around the base. Grab a kayak and you’ve got a full 360-degree range.
There’s an impressive concrete core jutting out of Wolf Point these days, as Walsh Construction begins to make Salesforce Tower a reality. It’s okay to dream about renting office space here, right next door to dreaming about renting an apartment at Wolf Point East. You know, to change up the viewing angles a bit. Best commute ever.