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Chicago's 54 High-Rises Under Construction, Mapped

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Source: Curbed

With the Windy City leading the nation when it comes to the number of residential construction cranes in the air, it's perhaps no surprise that the list of active Chicago high-rise projects keeps growing larger. Since April, several significant new developments broke ground including Wolf Point East, The Lincoln Common, and Marlow. The recent additions to high-rise construction lists were large enough to offset the removal of completed skyscrapers like Optima Signature, Niche 905, The Aurélien, and Landmark West Loop.


Technically two high-rise towers, the Lincoln Common development at the former site of Lincoln Park’s Children's Memorial Hospital will rise 20 stories above the intersection of Fullerton, Halsted, and Lincoln. Co-developed by McCaffery and Hines Interests and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) in collaboration with Antunovich Associates, the $350 million project consists of 540 rental units, roughly 40 condominiums, 94,000 square feet of retail, and 57,000 square feet of publicly accessible open space.

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