Chicago’s three newest tower cranes boost total to 35

Chicago’s tower crane count stands at 35 this morning, thanks to three new rigs dotting the skyline.

Aloft Chicago Mag Mile

The tower crane at 243 East Ontario Street in Streeterville isn’t quite operational yet. A delay thanks to some stubborn counterweights held up assembly on Sunday; work will continue to finish up the crane Monday. The stub had been planted back in May.

No. 508

The crane at 508 West Diversey Parkway in Lake View went up to open June.


Assembly of the crane at 675 North Wells Street in River North began Tuesday of last week.

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