November 19, 1978 – The Chicago Tribune reports on the “waterfront dream” of architect Harry Weese as he explains the vision for Wolf Point Landings that he has had in his mind for over 15 years. “I first saw it back then and realized it would be a marvelous site for a new town of as many as 30,000 people,” says Weese. [Chicago Tribune, November 19, 1978] Back in the early 1960’s Weese bought a piece of river front land at Kinzie and Canal streets for about $12,000. It was not a great source of comfort to him. “I had always wanted a stretch of waterfront property. I wanted to park my boat there, but I was afraid of vandals,” he said. Times change, though, and in the preceding week new plans were announced for a huge residential project of two new condominium buildings, a 22-story residential building between Lake Street and Grand Avenue and the renovation of the North American Cold Storage building on Canal Street, a project that will create 122 residential units. Weese was rhapsodic about the project, especially the view, saying, “We have very nice diagonal views of Water Tower Place and the entire Loop area to the south. And to the west, we’re wide open. We’ll see great sunsets, and a marvelous view of O”Hare Field.” The view is considerably different these days.