Construction Update
Another Crane Moving Out of Lincoln Park

It was just about a month ago that the south tower crane pulled out of the Lincoln Common project at 2335 and 2345 North Lincoln Avenue.  Today, the north tower crane begins its long adieu.

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

Lincoln Common under construction, when both cranes were present. (Courtesy of Joe Zekas/YoChicago!)

Lincoln Common, you’ll remember is the redevelopment of the property that used to be Children’s Memorial Hospital.  That hospital decamped for Streeterville a decade ago, and its ugly bulk was removed from the Lincoln Park skyline.

Replacing it, Lincoln Common by McCaffery Interests and Hines will eventually have 538 apartments, 60 condos, and 92,000 square feet of retail space.

The disassembly of the second of two tower cranes shows the project is chugging right along, with construction being handled by W.E. O’Neil.

If the weather cooperates, the crane should be gone by close of business Thursday.  If mother nature decides to throw a fit Monday afternoon, tack on another day or two.

Rendering of the Children's Memorial Hospital redevelopment (Courtesy of McCaffery Interests)

Rendering of The Lincoln Common (Courtesy of McCaffery Interests)

Location: 2335 and 2345 North Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln Park

Author: Editor

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