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

Twelve-story Fulton Market office project breaks ground

The development replaces a vacant lot at 215 N. Peoria Street.

City’s oldest fish wholesaler demolished for new Fulton Market office tower

The Isaacson & Stein Fish Company building now sleeps with the fishes.

Hotel project near Union Station sits dormant

The 24-story, 615-room Toyoko Inn Hotel development broke ground last spring.

Uptown facility for women experiencing homelessness prepares to rise

The six-story project is on track to open in the second half of 2020.

Construction ramps up at ‘The 78’ as crews work on Wells Street extension

The first piece of the megadevelopment’s puzzle is the final phase of the Wells-Wentworth Connector project.

New riverwalk takes shape along the south branch of the Chicago River

The privately maintained pathway is part of the Southbank development.

River West apartments ready to rise along the Kennedy Expressway

The transit-oriented development at 740 N. Aberdeen includes 188 rental units and 82 parking spaces.

Could modular manufacturing solve Chicago’s affordable housing crisis?

Skender and Sterling Bay are teaming up to bring affordable three-flats to 100 Chicago lots.

$500M Willis Tower renovation shows off curvy new skylight

Watch "Catalog" get its 240-pane glass roof in a time-lapse video.

A closer look at the new ‘Riverwalk East’

The $12 million project is open, but still needs some finishing touches.

North Center condo development rises at corner of Lincoln and Grace

The four-story project will bring 15 units and new retail to the North Side neighborhood.

Damen Green Line station breaks ground, opening slips to 2021

The Near West Side transit stop features a design by Perkins + Will and public art by Folayemi Wilson.

Jeanne Gang’s Vista Tower tops off at 1,191 feet

The 101-story supertall is now Chicago’s third tallest building.

CTA preparing to break ground on $2.1B Red, Purple Line overhaul

With track improvements at Addison complete, the massive modernization project is nearly ready to start.

One Chicago Square scores first construction permit

With demolition coming to end, the 969-foot-tall development is ready to dig in.

Two new Lakeshore East towers target summer groundbreaking

The 47-story Cirrus condo development will begin welcoming residents in 2021.

One River North condo project digs, another gets canceled

As Superior House breaks ground, 312 W. Huron has been called off.

Apartments replacing Lincoln Park’s Children’s Memorial Hospital open

The 538-unit Lincoln Common development welcomed its first residents.

Work begins on skyscraper across from Holy Name Cathedral

One Chicago Square is ready to replace one of River North’s most prominent parking lots.

O’Hare breaks ground on $1.2B Terminal 5 expansion

The plan includes new airline lounges, retail concessions, and ten additional gates.

New apartment tower claims title of River West’s tallest building

The 23-story rental development at 730 N. Milwaukee Avenue recently topped off.

Steppenwolf expands with dramatic, geometric design from Smith + Gill

The $54 million project will create new spaces to perform, educate, and socialize.

Slow to start Bentham condos moves forward in River North

The 15-story project is ready to dig in at the corner of Erie and LaSalle.

Demolished Village Theater gets new life in Gold Coast condo development

The historic landmark is being partially rebuilt at the southwest corner of Clark Street and North Avenue.

Affordable apartments ready to rise next to Union Park

The seven-story project is the latest development headed to Chicago’s Near West Side.

24-story apartment tower breaks ground near McCormick Place

The project will bring another 275 rental units to the greater South Loop.

Two transit-oriented projects headed to the 606 trail

The Western Avenue developments will add 131 units along the border of Bucktown and Logan Square.

31-story tower ready to dig in along Printer’s Row

The South Loop neighborhood is adding another 349 apartments to the mix.

Watch Union Station get its new skylight in this stunning time-lapse video

The 14-month project unfolds in a matter of seconds.

River North buildings bite the dust for 12-story condo development

The 34-unit "Superior House" project is inching closer to breaking ground.

Chatham’s Whitney Young Library completes $12 million rehab and expansion

The state-of-the-art public building will serve as an important amenity for the South Side community.

Mega Mall redevelopment scores full construction permit

The mixed-use "Logan’s Crossing" project will rise seven stories above Milwaukee Avenue.

CTA completes $280 million 95th Street terminal overhaul

The Far South Side project is the CTA’s most expensive station to date.

14-story office project clear to rise along Fulton Market’s western edge

The development is one of two West Loop projects to be awarded construction permits this week.

Van Buren Street warehouse tapped for office expansion

The former Oxxford Clothing Company building will see new life as a nine-story office development.

‘Hamilton’ exhibition breaks ground at Northerly Island

The immersive, 27,000-square-foot exhibit will open on Chicago’s lakefront next spring.

Edgewater Medical Center demo is ‘almost 300 days’ behind schedule

The alderman says complaints from neighbors are primarily to blame for the the delay.

Realtor Building cleared for vertical expansion

The Mag Mile structure is getting a glassy new crown

Massive West Loop rental development ready to dig in

The block-sized project will add nearly 600 apartments to the hot neighborhood.