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Cranes Are Everywhere! To See City's Development Boom, Just Look Up

By Tanveer Ali | September 29, 2017 5:54am | Updated on September 29, 2017 2:35pm
 Vista Tower — poised to be the third-tallest tower in Chicago — has two cranes on site. The two cranes are among 54 cranes that have worked across Chicago in 2017.
Vista Tower — poised to be the third-tallest tower in Chicago — has two cranes on site. The two cranes are among 54 cranes that have worked across Chicago in 2017.
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CHICAGO — The city broke a record this year with 54 cranes building up the city's skyline.

Here is a map and a list of the 32 cranes that are out right now.

The cranes are largely building in the Loop and Near North Side, but there are also a number in booming areas like the West Loop.

The northernmost crane is in Uptown, where a housing development is replacing the old Maryville Academy site.

Two cranes are currently being used to help build the Vista Tower, a $950-million project that will result in the third-tallest tower in Chicago.

Here's a map followed by the list of all the cranes active as of Wednesday:

• 1025 W. Addison St.

• 110 N. Carpenter St.

• 1101 S. Wabash Ave.

• 111 S. Peoria St.

• 1136 S. Wabash Ave.

• 1140 N. Wells St.

• 1200 S. Indiana Ave. (2 cranes)

• 123 E. Cermak Road

• 1326 S. Michigan Ave.

• 1640 W. Division St.

• 1950 W. Polk St.

• 200 N. Green St.

• 2335 N. Lincoln Ave.

• 2345 N. Lincoln Ave.

• 243 E. Ontario St.

• 303 E. Superior St. (2 cranes)

• 363 E. Wacker Drive

• 401 E. Wacker Drive

• 451 E. Grand Ave. (2 cranes)

• 465 N. Park Ave.

• 508 W. Diversey Ave.

• 530 N. La Salle St.

• 675 N. Wells St.

• 720 S. Wells St.

• 727 W. Madison St.

• 801 W. Agatite Ave.

• 808 S. Michigan Ave.

• 854 W. Randolph Ave.

• 9 W. Walton St.