My quest for suburban tower cranes begins with…….failure. Although I can brag about my first-ever Yellow Line ride.
There aren’t many tower cranes in Chicago, right? So I figure I’ll start heading out to the suburbs for a look. You know, go to them instead of expecting them to come to me. And I’ll start in Skokie, because I know there’s one there. W.E. O’Neil is using that crane to build 8000 North.
Good in theory. But I got there too late. The tower crane has come down. But remember, the loss of a tower crane means progress has been made. So shout-out to the team up in Skokie that’s gotten 8000 North this far:
Design architect Lucien Lagrange Studio
General Contractor W.E. O’Neil
Developer Murphy Development Group (as a public/private partnership with the Village of Skokie)
8000 North is a 12-story, 153-unit apartment development in the aforementioned Chicago suburb of Skokie. Murphy Development Group plans to welcome tenants to move in first quarter of 2022.
I may have missed the tower crane, but it looks like I got here before the first pane of glass has been installed.