Salesforce Tower Chicago is at the center of the city’s transformed riverfront

Chicago, IL, USA

Salesforce Tower Chicago is a modern landmark that anchors Wolf Point, an extraordinary mixed-use development at the confluence of the Chicago River’s three branches. Pulsing with city life and commerce, the tower sits adjacent to the historic Merchandise Mart and steps away from cultural destinations and the Chicago Riverwalk — a scenic waterfront path with lush greenery, public art displays, cafes, and gathering spaces. The tower will be home to Salesforce’s regional headquarters and offer premium office space with unparalleled river views and state-of-the-art wellness amenities in a vibrant public park setting.

Facing the historic convergence of the Chicago River, the tower is a modern urban landmark. 

An iconic addition to Chicago’s renowned skyline 

Salesforce Tower Chicago has a classic stepped form that gracefully merges with the sky. With a north-south orientation, its rectangular massing and curtain walls form an elegant silhouette that evokes connection with Wolf Point East. A series of gently tapering setbacks give the tower a striking sculptural profile. The curtain walls combine glass and metal to balance a feeling of solidity and transparency. The tower meets the ground with a light and airy touch, offering a welcoming gateway to the surrounding park and newly expanded Riverwalk. Underground, a four-level parking garage is hidden from view.

Glassy and transparent with expansive river views, the lobby welcomes visitors to enjoy public art and the surrounding park. 

“As the final development on this unique and historic site, Salesforce Tower Chicago will be a landmark presence for both tenants and visitors. Each aspect of the master plan is designed to be highly accessible and inviting to both tenants to the entire community.” — Mark Shoemaker, AIA  

More About the Project

Principal Collaborators

  • Architect of Record: HKS Architects
  • Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
  • MEP: Alvine Engineering

Project Information

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Client: Hines, the Kennedy Family, AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust
  • Size: 1,450,000 sq. ft. / 134,709 sq. m.
  • Height: 813 ft. / 247 m.
  • Completion: 2022
  • Certifications: LEED Gold
  • Firm Role: Design Architect
  • Renderings courtesy of Steelblue

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