πŸ— Chicago rocks into October with 33 tower cranes in the air πŸ—

900 West

On the right is #33, Power Construction’s tower crane at 900 West, erected on the last two days of September.

With one new kid added at the last possible second (900 West got started Friday) Chicago enters the month of October with 33 operating tower cranes in the air.

New since September’s count:

  1. One Grant Park #2 (1200 South Indiana)
  2. The Lincoln Common North crane (2345 North Lincoln)
  3. Hoxton Chicago hotel (200 North Green)
  4. 900 West (904 West Washington, just in the nick of time)

Gone since September:

  1. McDonald’s East Crane
  2. 1407 On Michigan

Coming soon:

  1. 808 West Van Buren (stub in the ground)
  2. 210 North Carpenter (permit issued 09/26; stub planted 09/28)
  3. Hayden West Loop (1109 West Washington; permit issued 09/07)
  4. 3833 Broadway (permit issued 09/06)
  5. 110 West Huron (permit issued 08/11)
  6. The Bentham (146 West Erie; permit issued 09/11)

Who has cranes:

  1. Lendlease – 8
  2. Power – 8
  3. McHugh – 6
  4. W.E. O’Neil – 2
  5. Nine companies have one crane each:Β Walsh (1326 South Michigan); Clayco (Cook County Central Campus Health Center); Pepper (Moxy Hotel); Centaur (Nobu Hotel); Norcon (Illume Chicago); Tishman (Aloft Chicago Mag Mile); Onni (Old Town Park); Linn-Mathes (Wicker Park Connection); Macon (No. 508)

What are they building:

  1. Residential – 22
  2. Hotel – 7
  3. Medical – 3
  4. Office – 1 (McDonald’s is the only tower crane in Chicago working on an office building right now.)

Where are they:

  1. South Loop – 8
  2. Streeterville – 6
  3. West Loop – 6
  4. New East Side – 2
  5. River North – 2
  6. Lincoln Park – 2
  7. Lake View – 2
  8. Five neighborhoods have one tower crane apiece: Illinois Medical District (Cook County Central Campus Health Center); Near North (Old Town Park); Gold Coast (No. 9 Walton); Wicker Park (Wicker Park Connection); Uptown (Eight Eleven Uptown)

Ready for the photos? Here you go, from north (Uptown) to south (Prairie District):

 

 

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