Construction Update
Unofficial Wells Street Crane Race Officially Over

167 West Erie tower crane

The Linn-Mathes tower crane hovers above 167 West Erie Street. We have a winner.

And the clear winner, by unanimous decision, is 167 West Erie, also known as The Construction Site on The East Side of Wells Street, or The Site Formerly Known as Gino’s East, if you prefer.

Earlier this month, we showed you the two tower-crane stumps on opposing sides of the street in River North. The crew from Linn-Mathes Construction set their crane stump in the ground back at 167 West Erie Street at the beginning of February, only to have their cross-street rivals from Lend Lease set their own crane base in the ground at 640 North Wells Street the first week of March.

But while the 640 crane remains in starter-set mode, the West Erie crane has elevated its game. Er, so to speak.


Location: 167 West Erie Street, River North

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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