Originally Posted by 123fakestreet
Wow, I had no idea so many buildings were going up in Chicago. This city is hot! By looking at this thread, you'd never guess the city was having financial issues.
The city as a collection of people is very wealthy (12th out of top 280 cities for median income) so development isn't a big surprise. Chicago is one of the top 10 city economies in the world, so it is going to draw investment.
The municipal government has a retirement pension issue, but it's the developers and businesses doing the building.