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Lincoln Common Preps To Install Construction Crane For South Tower

By Ted Cox | August 14, 2017 11:41am
 Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks over the Lincoln Common site at the ceremonial groundbreaking in May, with Lurie Children's Hospital CEO Pat Magoon, developer Dan McCaffery and Ald. Michele Smith.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks over the Lincoln Common site at the ceremonial groundbreaking in May, with Lurie Children's Hospital CEO Pat Magoon, developer Dan McCaffery and Ald. Michele Smith.
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LINCOLN PARK — The cranes are coming to roost at the Lincoln Common construction site at the former Children's Memorial Hospital.

In its latest update on the project, which will bring 540 residential units to the site at 2300 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincoln Common said this week it would continue with excavation and earth retention, but it would also pour the foundation for the construction crane on the south tower.

The crane is scheduled to be installed next week, calling for Lincoln Avenue to be closed between Orchard Avenue and the entrance to the parking garage across the street Aug. 23-25. The sidewalk will also be closed on the east side of Lincoln Avenue, but will remain open on the west side.

The project includes two luxury-apartment towers as well as 60 low-rise condominiums. Developer Dan McCaffery said at the ceremonial groundbreaking in May that construction would take about two years to complete.

Construction crews will also erect a pedestrian canopy next week over the Fullerton Avenue sidewalk on the north side of the triangular Lincoln Common site.