Construction Update
Two Cranes Go Boom Boom in the Gold Coast

The Sinclair two cranes

Tower crane and baby tower crane, out in the city together.

Ten days ago, we confided in you our delight about seeing a pair of tower crane stubs planted in the ground of Fifield Companies‘ development in the Gold Coast, The Sinclair. We were assured by a McHugh Construction foreman to watch for both cranes to be fully assembled before last week was over.

And sure enough,  Gold Coast Spy Joel sent the photo above into the Chicago Architecture tip line, proving the aforementioned foreman true to his word. This gives us all the unreasonable expectation that the SCB-designed apartment tower and Jewel store will start climbing skyward at double the speed of ordinary one-crane ponies, right?


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Location: 1201 North LaSalle Street, Gold Coast

Author: Daniel Schell

Daniel Schell is a West Loop social media addict who lives for Cubs baseball, good pizza, and big cities. If you bump into him on the street, it's likely because he's taking photos instead of watching where he's going, and he apologizes.

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