Waterview Tower
Waterview Tower is a mixed-use, partially-constructed skyscraper in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Originally scheduled for completion in 2009, construction was suspended in early 2008 at a height of 26 floors as the developer became unable to secure financing, but now it's been delayed to 2012. If completed, it will be the fifth tallest building in Chicago and the third tallest residential building at 1,047 ft (319 m) tall. In May 2008, construction ceased after the parking garage portion and most of the hotel floors were completed due to the inability of the developer to get the remaining finanacing needed to complete the project. The project has been idle since that time, except for workers doing tasks to cure safety violations that the City of Chicago demanded be fixed. Numerous construction liens have been filed against the project. In May 2010, a consortium of creditors and lienholders (called Clark Wacker LLC) took over ownership of the project and are currently looking for funding to complete it, either as designed or modified.

Location
The supertall tower was being built on Wacker Drive between LaSalle Street and Clark Street, where a parking lot had been. The official address of the building is 111 W. Wacker Drive.

Layout
Waterview Tower will have parking for guest and residents on floors 2 to 11. A setback at the 29th floor level will hold a rooftop garden in addition to being the amenities level for all building guests and residents. The remaining 30th through 88th floors will comprise 233 condominium and penthouse residences.

Design
The Waterview Tower will be a concrete building with an exterior wall made of glass, granite and aluminum to generate a prismatic look. Per one of the city's approval conditions to include an outdoor garden, a terrace will spread over approximately 8,000 sq ft (740 m 2) featuring landscaping, water elements, sun deck, and pet recreation area on the 29th floor.

Construction photographs

Building Activity

  • updated a digital reference
    about 5 years ago via Annotator
  • updated a digital reference
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com