This update on Salesforce Tower is simple: Walsh Construction continues their curtain wall installation at Hines’ 60-story office tower at Wolf Point on the Chicago River, all while the tower keeps shooting skyward. I see about 30 levels of steel, and 36 levels of core. (Not a scientific poll.)
The first row of glass. A bridge lift for the spring boat run. Sunshine and blue sky with a few wispy clouds. Wednesday had it all. Salesforce Tower continues to put on a show.
If you can’t make it to the Riverwalk (the big comfy chairs are back on the lawn!) here are a few photos to get you caught up on Walsh Construction’s progress. (LOL. “a few”)
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This is important; you all need to hear it. You do not need a reason to share photos of Salesforce Tower construction. But for those of you who appreciate a good milestone, we’ve got one for you.
It’s another milestone in the construction chronology of Wolf Point South. 333 Wolf Point. Salesforce Tower. The first row of curtain wall has arrived on the north façade. Yeah, don’t look for it from the river (though the views from there are still spectacular.) You’ll have to walk around Wolf Point Plaza to see it. Until, obviously, it starts wrapping ’round the rest of the tower.
Thank goodness for Spring Bridge Lifts. That was the main reason I got off the train at Merchandise Mart. The glass was a surprise. It made me miss the Lake Street Bridge lift, but I forgive easily.
Enjoy the fresh glass. I’ll post photos of the rest of the tower Thursday.
Enjoying the photos? Metra and CTA rides, Zipcars, Divvy Bikes, camera lenses, and comfortable walking shoes are adding up. You can help offset expenses by making a greatly-appreciated donation to Building Up Chicago
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.