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Watch a Gold Coast apartment tower rise 35 floors in 100 seconds

A new time-lapse follows the construction of the Sinclair apartment tower at Clark and Division

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While skyscraper aficionados typically must patiently wait months or years to witness a high-rise project come to fruition, a newly published time-lapse video following the growth of the Gold Coast’s Sinclair tower compresses the action down to less than two minutes.

Compiled from a series of still images shot from an EarthCam overlooking the site from the southeast, the video shows the 35-story tower and its 58,000-square-foot flagship Jewel Osco grocery store quickly rise-up from essentially a blank slate at the northwest corner of Clark and Division:

On the drawing board since at least 2012, the slow to start project finally kicked-off construction in late 2015. The 390-unit rental tower officially opened for business last month and includes 35,000 square feet of resident amenity space as well as a private connection to the aforementioned Jewel supermarket.

Units range in size from 500 to 2,600-plus square feet with monthly rents starting at $1,900 for a studio and can reach $13,870 for a four-bedroom penthouse unit. The Sinclair comes from Chicago developer Fifield Cos. and architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz.