View this post on Instagram
Some exciting crane jumps are about to happen; including this tower crane at @801financial that will soon become even more visible in the Chicago South Loop skyline. (📷 cred to @buildingupchicago for the great shot!) #walshatwork #walshconstruction #construction #highrise #chicago #southloop #residential #apartments #chicagoliving #cranes #willistower #searstower #searsfromhere #progress #building @unitedtowercranes @pharchitects
When the Big Green W talks, people listen. Especially skyscraper nerds and construction junkies. Even more so when they use your photo and give you a shout-out.
Walsh Construction promised a tower crane jump at Alta Roosevelt on their Instagram feed, and since Sunday’s brunch was only a block away (PLUG: I highly suggest you all head to Sociale sooner, instead of later) I stopped by 801 South Financial. I didn’t catch the jump, but they’re certainly prepared for it.
Below, you’ll find a video, and then a photo gallery. The video was intended for you to hear the sounds of the wind howling through the construction site. It was magically musical; alas, all you’re likely to hear is the wind whipping through my phone.