Seattle had 58 construction cranes reshaping the skyline this summer— more than any other city in the country, according to Mike Rosenberg, business reporter at The Seattle Times. He writes:
The city has more cranes than New York and San Francisco combined. It has twice as many as Chicago, Washington, D.C., or Portland. And it has an 18-crane lead over second-place Los Angeles, according to Rider Levett Bucknall, a firm that tracks crane counts across the world.
The crane boom comes as developers across the city continue to build apartment and condo buildings, new offices, and hotels.