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CTBUH and Skyscraperpage.com say the tower is cancelled. Jerchel (talk) 15:25, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

In May 2010, a consortium of creditors and leinholders (called Clark Wacker LLC) took over ownership of the project and are currently looking for funding to complete it, either as designed or modified. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 38.106.151.98 (talk) 17:36, 7 June 2010 (UTC) This should probably be moved to construction suspended in the supertall towers list.24.182.232.239 (talk) 18:58, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

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Hi my name is Britta and my company does marketing for Related Midwest, who currently owns this building. This may seem like a COI however, the current page is extremely out of date. The building years ago was named "Waterview Tower", then "West Wacker", and now currently operates under the property name of "OneEleven". The opportunity to update this page as it is out to date, is a must. Below are some suggested building updates that would suite the property well since the current page has such dated information.:

OneEleven Apartments

OneEleven (formally 111 W. Wacker and Waterview Tower) is a luxury rental apartment tower in The Loop neighborhood of downtown Chicago, Illinois, United States. The building is located between LaSalle Street and Clark Street, adjacent to River North and directly on the Chicago River. The building was developed by Related Midwest in a joint venture with Clark Wacker LLC and designed by architect Gary Handel of Handel Architects LLP. Kara Mann of Kara Mann Design was selected for interior design. OneEleven was completed in 2014. OneEleven stands 630 ft. (190 m) tall and has 504 units throughout its 60 stories, which makes it the largest single rental building in The Loop 1. Options for units include studio, one-, two and three-bedrooms. The building has 470 total parking spaces, approximately 30,000 sq. ft. of amenity space, and 32,000 ft. of retail space. Design and architecture OneEleven was designed as a retrofit for the abandoned Waterview Tower project of which only 26 floors were ever completed. The old building was salvaged and renovated. The original stone façade of the building was removed in favor of a glass exterior, and an additional 34 floors were added to its height. Where the old and new sections of building meet there is an amenities level with indoor pool, sun deck, firepit and outdoor kitchens. Apartment interiors feature open layouts and floor-to-ceiling windows to take advantage of the surrounding views of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan, and the city skyline. The architect, Handel Architects LLP, also designed The World Trade Center Memorial in New York City, The Millennium Tower in San Francisco, and the Ritz-Carlton in Washington D.C. The interior design in common areas is modern minimalist with custom lighting fixtures and designer wallpaper. Pieces of abstract art from Tauba Auerbach, Thrush Holmes, and Diana Thater are featured throughout the building. The design choices reflect Interior Designer Kara Mann’s “edgy yet attainable” design principles.2 Mann was named an ‘of-the-moment’ designer by InStyle and was named to Metropolitan Home’s ‘Design 100.’

Amenities • Outdoor sundeck & terrace • Lounge • Indoor spa-pool • Fitness center • Tech center • Dog run and spa • Valet dry cleaning • Theater/screening room • Bike storage

History The first 26 floors of OneEleven were originally part of Waterview Tower, which was intended to be an 89-story luxury hotel and condominium before financial setbacks caused construction to halt in 2008. It was initially planned to have parking for guests and residents on floors 2 to 11. A setback at the 29th floor level would have held a rooftop garden3 in addition to being the amenities level for all building guests and residents.4 The remaining 30th through 88th floors were to have comprised 233 condominium and penthouse residences. The building was originally designed to be a concrete building with an exterior wall made of glass, granite, and aluminum to generate a prismatic look. One of the city's approval conditions was to include an outdoor garden, so a terrace was planned to have spread over approximately 8,000 sq. ft. (740 m2) featuring landscaping, water elements, sun deck, and pet recreation area on the 29th floor. In 2011, developer Related Midwest took an interest in the abandoned tower and conducted an engineering study of the property to determine if any of the existing structure was salvageable. The results of the study were favorable and it was decided to renovate and add onto the old tower. OneEleven Wacker opened in 2014. Notes 1. “OneEleven Wacker Opens as 500 Luxury Apartments” Chicago Magazine June 6, 2014. Retrieved 2014-8-18 [1] 2. “About” Karamann.com. Retrieved 2014-8-18 [2] 3. "Waterview Tower, Chicago". Emporis. October 11, 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 4. "WaterviewTower.com, Chicago". October 11, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-11.

External Links • OneEleven Chicago Website [3] • Waterview Tower on Chicago Architecture Info [4] • Official renderings of upcoming building [5] • Additional Renderings [6] • Handel Architects LCC [7] • Kara Mann Design [8]

Brittasophia (talk) 15:47, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ http://www.chicagomag.com/real-estate/June-2014/OneEleven-Wacker-Opens-as-500-Luxury-Apartments/
  2. ^ http://www.karamann.com/about.html>
  3. ^ http://www.related.com/apartment-rentals/chicago/the-loop/oneeleven
  4. ^ http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/Building/1181/Waterview-Tower.php
  5. ^ https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31451100/111%20WACKER_ALDERMAN_renderings.pdf
  6. ^ https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31451100/111%20WACKER_ground%2C%202nd%20fl.pdf
  7. ^ https://handelarch.com/projects.html
  8. ^ http://www.karamann.com/index.html