I went to the South Loop Friday to see a new tower crane, and found an even newer one in Lake View on the way home.
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center is erecting an eight-story vertical expansion (if this was a house, it would called an addition) addressed as 900 West Nelson Street. This construction is best viewed from an outbound Brown Line train, which is where I was Friday when I snapped a couple iPhone shots of the crane going up.
Almost as many permits and floors on this one. The construction itself was permitted in three phases, while the tower crane has two permits of its own:
Phase 1 issued 1/13/2023
Phase 2 issued 1/19/2023
Phase 3 issued 6/20/2023
Tower crane slab & earth retention issued 4/12/2023
Tower crane issued 5/3/2023
The tiniest gallery of iPhone shots taken August 18: