A company controlled by the Kennedy family released preliminary renderings Tuesday for the much-discussed Wolf Point riverfront project in Chicago. The $1 billion project would be the city's largest real estate development since 2008.
The design was revealed at a meeting intended to cultivate community support for the project, which has drawn criticism for its size and traffic issues.
The three-phased project includes a 920-foot-tall (280-meter) office building, a 700-foot-tall (213-meter) office building and a 525-foot-tall (160-meter) apartment tower, totaling almost 3.7 million square feet (350,000 square meters). The plan also includes a new public park, enhancements to the river walk area and a parking garage.
The architects have designated more than 50 percent of the site for open space. (Cesar Pelli and Associates designed the master plan and two of the towers; Chicago bKL Architecture created the apartment building.)
The proposed three-tower complex would include the eighth tallest building in Chicago. If zoning laws are changed, the developers say they will increase the height of each tower by 30 feet (9 meters).
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The project would not require public incentives, subsidies or tax increment financing, Chris Kennedy, the Chicago representative of the family, said at the meeting.
Read previous CTBUH coverage on the project here.