DC's Falling Crane Count

  • April 5th

by UrbanTurf Staff

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Photo by Ted Eytan.

The number of cranes in the DC skyline continues to drop. 

According to Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB), the city has about 18 construction cranes active as of this month, down 20 percent from 2023. In 2020, there were 45 cranes in the sky in DC. 

"Activity in Washington, D.C. has slowed, with hospitality, residential, cultural, and mixed-use sector projects nearing completion," the latest RLB survey said about DC. "The Buzzard Point neighborhood is staying busy with new residential and mixed-use projects. New projects continue to pop up across the District, and we anticipate seeing more housing and commercial projects starting later this year." 

DC is not alone in seeing its crane numbers drop. Cities with a decrease of more than 20% include Boston, Chicago, Denver, New York City, Portland, and San Francisco.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/dcs_falling_crane_count/22162.

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