While construction has completed for the first phase of the three-tower Wolf Point development in downtown ChicagoPelli Clarke Pelli Architects has released an updated set of renderings for what will become the second phase, known as the Wolf Point East tower, along with an even more recent set of renderings depicting what the finished product will look like upon completion.

Wolf Point East, updated rendering, image via Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Though it received approval for 750 feet, the residential tower is now slated to rise 660 feet, in response to concerns raised by the local alderman. The revised 62-storey plan now sports more rectangular look. The tower itself has been rotated 90 degrees, making it perpendicular to the waterfront in a similar fashion to the completed Wolf Point West. Viewed below, Wolf Point East's riverside street presence and lobby can be made out. 

Wolf Point East, as it will appear at ground level, image via Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Moving around back to Wolf Point East's North Orleans Street frontage, the image below reveals how the new development will relate to the street. Featuring an airy multi-storey podium level complete with open air terrace, Wolf Point East will welcome residents and visitors alike with its warm street presence. 

Wolf Point East, street view rendering, image via Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

What is most evident from the updated renderings is that the two upcoming towers, Pelli Clarke Pelli's Wolf Point East and South, have been redesigned to better blend with Wolf Point West, which was designed by bKL Architecture. Viewed in its entirety in the image below, the completed trio, with Wolf Point East set to open in 2019, and Wolf Point South in 2022, will transform the local skyline and riverfront. 

Wolf Point, as it will appear upon completion, image via Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Set to break ground in 2017, the $360 million, 700-unit tower, along with the eventual addition of Wolf Point South, and the nearly complete Wolf Point West, will bring thousands of new residents to the area. The prime downtown waterfront location is within easy access to transit and the financial district, and will likely be a popular development for years to come. 

Wolf Point East (right) and South (left), viewed from across the river, image via Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Once complete, Wolf Point will be a welcome addition to the local skyline and waterfront, the tower trio to blend nicely with their surroundings. While the development will not be complete in full until at least 2022, the staggered construction of each phase will allow residents to move in one building at a time, and Wolf Point will come together piece by piece over the next six years. 

SkyriseCities will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below. 

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