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News, maps, photo galleries, and essays detailing Chicago's development boom.

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Mapping the West Loop’s unprecedented development boom

A look at the 58 projects in the pipeline.

Work begins on third and final Wolf Point skyscraper

In the middle of the largest economic halt in living history, Salesforce Tower is pressing ahead.

How one of Chicago’s largest developments is pressing ahead amid the coronavirus crisis

Crews are still taking protective measures as they adapt to dealing with the global pandemic.

Chicago home construction lags behind other big cities, says report

The city ranked ninth-last among 53 major metros when it came to new housing per capita in 2019.

Long-discussed apartment tower ready to rise in Fulton River District

The 32-story building will rise just south of K2 at K Station.

New development in North Lawndale aims to catalyze community

The Ogden Commons brings housing, retail, healthcare, and film studios to West Side neighborhood.

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Mapping the 34 high-rises under construction in Chicago right now

Dozens of projects rising over 100 feet are in the works.

In the West Loop, another 200 rental units break ground along Van Buren

A 24-story tower begins its climb next to the Eisenhower Expressway.

Want to live downtown? Renters will have thousands of options. If they can afford it.

Downtown’s luxury apartment boom isn’t ready to give up the ghost just yet.

Aon Center observatory and glass elevator preparing to break ground in 2020

Chicago’s long-discussed third observation deck is ready to start taking shape.

A 50-story tower from developers reshaping the area near Union Station is underway

The office development, Union Station Tower, will open in 2022.

Construction begins on Helmut Jahn’s 74-story tower that will alter the skyline

The 74-story condo building known as 1000M is officially underway.

Century-old former synagogue in Logan Square reborn as apartments, pocket park

The project preserves a historic building and brings public open space to the Palmer Square community.

Southbridge megadevelopment preparing to rise at former Ickes Homes

The multiphase Near South Side project is zoned for 972 mixed-income units.

Staircase-like office tower breaks ground in Fulton Market

The 19-story building will rise at the corner of Fulton Market and Halsted.

O’Hare breaks ground on final runway extension ahead of $8.5B terminal revamp

The changes will mean better service and fewer delays for air travelers.

Jahn’s ‘1000M’ condo tower to break ground next week

The long-discussed South Loop skyscraper is officially a go.

Checking in on Willis Tower’s new retail and dining complex

Construction continues on "Catalog," a 300,000-square-foot addition to the tower’s base.

Affordable apartment development brings 48 units to Albany Park

The project replaces a vacant lot at the corner of Montrose Avenue and Bernard Street.

Chicago’s tallest office building in three decades is nearly done rising

Check out new photos of the 815-foot Bank of America Tower.

Fulton Market office project near Google HQ breaks ground

The 13-story development replaces the AmeriGas propane facility.

Navy Pier Flyover reopens as work continues on third phase

Under construction since early 2014, the $60 million project is inching closer to completion.

A look inside Columbia College’s new Gensler-designed student center

The glassy project features an "inside-out" design that connects it to its South Loop surroundings.

Mixed-income development with 111 units opens in Rogers Park

The Concord at Sheridan includes a below-ground parking garage and a new Target store.

Chicago’s water department tests new repair methods that don’t require digging up trees

After a collective outcry from residents, the city changed course

Mayor Lightfoot: We must change how we design and use streets

A West Side traffic safety plan aims to reduce traffic crashes.

Wells-Wentworth Connector streetscape prioritizes bike and pedestrian with lighting and landscaping

Bikers are protected by a double parkway

Wolf Point East apartment tower tops off at 679 feet

The 60-story riverfront high-rise will climb no higher.

Two residential towers with 866 units break ground in Lakeshore East

The 47- and 37-story buildings known as Cirrus and Cascade are officially under construction.

University of Chicago wellness center takes shape behind historic gothic columns

The contemporary structure will be tucked behind the existing gothic cloister of the Lying-In Hospital building.

Third Old Town Park apartment tower breaks ground

The 41-story building will bring another 456 rental units to the Chicago’s Near North Side.

Watch One Bennett Park rise 70 stories in timelapse video

The 836-foot-tall Streeterville tower took almost three years to complete.

New condo building, townhouses break ground in Wicker Park

The 55-unit "Alcove" project joins the increasingly crowded block bordered by Milwaukee, Division, and Paulina.

Old Michigan Avenue building ready to bite the dust for glassy tower

The four-story building at 300 N. Michigan will be replaced by a 46-story hotel and residential high-rise.

River North condos back on track after months-long pause

Work has resumed on 15-story, 31-unit Bentham development at LaSalle and Erie.

New looks inside the ‘Cirrus’ condo tower slated for Lakeshore East

The 47-story high-rise will break ground in September.

UIC cuts the ribbon on SCB-designed residence hall

The mixed-use building will house nearly 550 students in the coming months.

New soccer fields signal arrival of Lincoln Yards

"Fleet Fields" will open later this month, according to Alderman Hopkins.

Dozens more apartments prepare to rise along Western Avenue

Work is ready to begin on a five-story transit-oriented rental project with 60 units.