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Watch as the New River Point Tower Joins the Chicago Skyline

Photos by Harry Carmichael

As the under-construction River Point office tower on the west bank of the Chicago River continues to climb into the sky, it's becoming visible throughout much of the downtown area. Described as "Chicago's new riverfront landmark" in the promotional materials from developers Hines Interests and Ivanhoé Cambridge, the new Pickard Chilton-designed tower is still at least another year away from welcoming its first commercial tenants. However, it, along with Wolf Point West and 150 North Riverside are certainly making an impact on the banks of the confluence of the Chicago River's north and south branches. The towers are essentially filling in what once was a void along the river that stretched from the West Loop over through Wolf Point and River North. Today, we take a look at the tower from various vantage points to see how River Point is changing the landscape. The Chicago skyline may be crowded, but there's always room for one more.

[I spy a new tower.]

[Getting up close and personal with the tower.]

[Viewing the tower from Lake and Halsted.]

[From Canal Street.]

[The view from Marina City.]

[River Point is clearly visible from the Morgan/Lake CTA station.]

[View from the Clark Street bridge.]

[And from the Cortland Street bridge.]

[Take a look from the original Sears tower.]

[The view from the Milwaukee, Grand and Halsted intersection.]

[And finally, from LaSalle Street.]

·Mapping Chicago's 21 Highrises Under Construction Right Now [Curbed Chicago]
·A Look at the Three Towers Rising Along the Chicago River [Curbed Chicago]
·All previous River Point coverage [Curbed Chicago]

150 N. Riverside

150 N. Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606

444 W Lake St. Chicago IL