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One crane rises, another crane comes down in uptown

The base and disassembled structure of the third planned tower crane at the Crescent Stonewall Station construction site is visible in the bottom right, adjacent to Stonewall Street.
The base and disassembled structure of the third planned tower crane at the Crescent Stonewall Station construction site is visible in the bottom right, adjacent to Stonewall Street.

Charlotte is set to get another tower crane uptown – but another tower crane is coming down as that construction project nears completion.

Crews are preparing to install a third tower crane at the Crescent Stonewall Station construction site. That’s where Crescent Communities is developing a Whole Foods, 450 apartments and two hotels. The first parts of the project are set to open next year, with completion in 2018.

There are already two cranes on the site, and the third will make it the construction site in Charlotte with the most cranes (Is that an official award?). The cranes at Crescent Stonewall Station are leased and operated by Heede Southeast.

Of course, cranes aren’t forever: Even as the new Crescent Stonewall Station crane goes up, crews are lowering the red tower crane that’s been building a new apartment tower atop the Mint Museum. The 43-story apartment tower developed by Childress Klein is set to open later this year or in early 2017.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo

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