High-profile proposals for tower developments on two key downtown Chicago sites “deserve great scrutiny,” Architect’s News columnist Christopher Bentley writes. The Wolf Point and River Point projects “will affect downtown more than any development since Trump Tower,” he says.
Wolf Point and River Point occupy key locations along the Chicago River, but developers have been unable to put together plans that were acceptable to local government leaders and made economic sense.
The new proposals for the sites “bet big on a resurgence in demand for downtown office space,” Mr Bentley writes.
According to Mr. Bentley:
“Both projects make much of treading lightly on their sites. Wolf Point as proposed would contain almost as much interior area as Willis Tower, packed onto only 22 percent of a 3.9 acre site. Across the water, River Point promises a scaled-back plan that comes in well below density allowed by zoning or pressured by private finance.”
His full column can be found here.
Find previous CTBUH coverage of Wolf Point here.