Chicago’s officially unofficial tower crane count to start August 2022 is 20

20-ish. About 20. ~20. Something like that. I haven’t had time to get around town and see two of our cranes for myself, but I’ve concrete (heh) evidence of the Obama Center’s third crane, and I’m comfortable assuming the 4445 W Irving Park crane is still there.

Since counting, but not posting, 21 at the start of July, we’ve lost 354 North Union. That means no cranes were erected in July, which sounds wrong, but I don’t think I’m missing any. 311 West Huron, 150 North Ashland, and 741 North Wells are all permitted but not planted yet.

Here they are, going north to south for this edition:

4445 W Irving Park
3501 N Halsted
853 W Blackhawk & 1475 N Kingsbury (The Big Deahl Phase II)
920 N Wells
808 N Cleveland (The 808 Cleveland)
751 N Hudson (HUGO)
166 N Aberdeen
164 N Peoria (900 Randolph)
160 N Morgan
160 N Elizabeth
732 W Randolph
21 N May (Embry)
1044 W Van Buren
234 W Polk (The Reed)
1000 S Michigan (1000M)
1400 S Wabash
The Obama Presidential Center, image courtesy of Lakeside Alliance on Linkedin

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