A new crane has gone up on the tiny block-and-a-half-long street known as East Wacker Place, and until just a few years ago known as East South Water Street.
For those of you abnormally into cranes (you know who you are), it’s a Palfinger PSM 200-8. The tower is Linden Comansa.
Loop Spy Ryan sent in this photo of the crane rising at number 66, where GDS Companies is putting up a 26-atorty Hilton Garden Inn. This will be a “limited service” hotel, with almost all of its budget-minded clientele expected to arrive by mass transit, so it won’t contribute too much to the already clogged traffic on the short street that will soon sport four hotels and a big-name steakhouse.
GREC Architects is the name behind the design. You may remember GREC from such nearby hotels as the Hotel Palomar, the Amalfi Hotel and the Streeterville Embassy Suites.