Chicago springs into March with 29 tower cranes in the air

It’s time to catch up with the Chicago Tower Crane Survey after a brief hiatus.

We’ve got 29 of them flying throughout Chicago. Here’s the breakdown:

New since the January Survey:

  1. Hayden West Loop (1109 West Washington)
  2. Wolf Point East (343 Wolf Point Plaza)
  3. 61 East Banks
  4. University of Illinois at Chicago Academic/Residential Complex

Gone since the January Survey:

  1. Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center North Crane (303 East Superior)
  2. aLoft Chicago Mag Mile (24 East Ontario)
  3. Ancora at Riverline (720 South Wells)
  4. No. 508 (508 West Diversey)
  5. No. 9 Walton (9 West Walton)

Coming soon:

  1. 1980 North Milwaukee (Permitted February 21; this will be a self-erecting tower crane)
  2. 180 North Ada (Permitted February 9)
  3. GEMS Upper School (3535 East Wacker; permitted January 26)
  4. 1201 West Lake (Permitted January 16)
  5. 360 West Erie (Permitted January 16)
  6. University of Chicago (1201 East 60th; permitted January 11)

Permitted but dead?

  1. The Bentham (146 West Erie; permitted September 2017, but is this project still going to happen?)

Where are they?

  1. West Loop – 7
  2. South Loop – 5
  3. Streeterville – 3
  4. Lincoln Park – 3
  5. River North – 3
  6. Lakeshore East – 2
  7. Lake View – 2
  8. 4 neighborhoods have one each – Uptown (Eight Eleven Uptown); Gold Coast (61 East Banks); Wicker Park (Wicker Park Connection); University Village (UIC)

Who has them?

  1. Lendlease – 6
  2. McHugh – 5
  3. Power – 5
  4. W.E. O’Neil – 3
  5. Leopardo – 2
  6. Walsh – 2
  7. 6 GCs have one crane apiece – DLG (3833 North Broadway); Linn-Mathes (Wicker Park Connection); M.A. Mortenson (Home2 Suites River North); Centaur (Nobu Hotel); Macon (Hayden West Loop); Pepper (UIC)

What are they building?

  1. Residential – 21
  2. Hotel – 5
  3. Office – 2
  4. Education – 1 (UIC)

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