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Portland is quickly joining the ranks of American cities with the most significant construction projects.

According to a report Friday from the Seattle Times, Portland now ranks seventh in the nation in the number of construction cranes—just behind San Francisco and Chicago, and ahead of larger cities ranging from Denver and Phoenix to Houston and Dallas. But while Portland rises in this development metric, it still lags behind Seattle, which leads every other city in the nation by 45 percent or more.

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