Construction Update
Lincoln Park Tower Cranes Becoming Un-Common

If you’re waiting for the next big milestone in the construction of Lincoln Common (2335 and 2345 North Lincoln Avenue), that milestone is here.  The process of removing the project’s south tower crane began today.

Lincoln Common under construction (Courtesy of Joe Zekas/YoChicago!)

Lincoln Common under construction (Courtesy of Joe Zekas/YoChicago!)

The photograph above shows Lincoln Common as it was earlier this week when the south crane was still stretching out across the property like Julie Andrews atop an alpine meadow.  The pic was taken by Joe Zekas at YoChicago! from the pool deck at Eugenie Terrace, a mile away.  That’s guy’s got camera lenses longer than my American Express bill.

When complete, the six acre Lincoln Common development will have 538 apartments, 60 condominiums, and 92,000 square feet of retail space.  It was designed by New York’s Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and River North’s Antunovich Associates for the Gold Coast’s McCaffery Interests and Houston’s Hines. It’s being built by W.E. O’Neil.

Lincoln Common (Courtesy of Hines)

Rendering of Lincoln Common (Courtesy of Hines)

It’ll take the rest of the week to finish the job, weather permitting.  Unfortunately, that means Lincoln Avenue is closed in both directions at Belden Avenue.  Hit the traffic app of your choice to plot an alternate route.

Location: 2335 and 2345 North Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln Park

Author: Editor

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