Chicago’s latest building boom along the riverfront is about to enter its next phase, as long as a new high-profile project that’s being discussed gets approval from the Chicago Plan Commission next month. Being proposed is a massive 52-story tower that, if built, would be situated at 110 N. Wacker right alongside the South Branch of the Chicago River.
Although the new tower will house offices rather than residential living spaces, 110 N. Wacker would still be a prominent addition to the Loop, which has seen a high concentration of large-scale development over the last couple years.
In fact, several other major developments are already in the works just down the street from 110 N. Wacker, most notably Riverline, which is occupies one of the last undeveloped riverfront parcels in the entire downtown area.
If approved, 110 N. Wacker would also include ground level retail space, a public riverwalk, and parking for just 87 vehicles, which is down from 150 spaces that were part of the original plan that was presented in January.
The tower’s design, which is impressive to say the least, is from Chicago-based Goettsch Partners, and as mentioned, will rise 52 stories high, or right around 800 feet.