Another South Loop Residential Tower Opens For Business

A few days ago, CIM Group, based in Los Angeles, made headlines around the world when it splashed out $240 million to buy Chicago’s storied Tribune Tower. In all the noise about the Streeterville purchase, another CIM announcement got lost in the hullabaloo.

Drawing of 1001 South State

Drawing of 1001 South State

Specifically, that the new residential tower at 1001 South State Street is now open for business. It was co-developed by CIM Group of Chicago’s Golub & Company, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, and Walsh Construction did the heavy lifting.

The glass-clad building features lots of great curves and angles, offering residents a great variety of interesting views. It’s also the first new apartment building in Chicago that we’re aware of that includes a fully-equipped maker space. (If you know of another, please let it be known in the comments section below.)

For more details, check out the press release below.

1001 South State, 41-Story Luxury Apartment Tower, Now Open in Chicago’s South Loop

CHICAGO — Chicago-based Golub & Company, together with co-developer CIM Group, today announced the opening of the 40-story, 397-unit luxury apartment tower, 1001 South State. The building’s first residents move in this month and will be greeted with unique, technology-focused amenities in the heart of Chicago’s energized South Loop neighborhood.

“The South Loop is one of Chicago’s fastest-growing and most-desirable neighborhoods,” observed Golub & Company President and CEO Michael Newman. “1001 is destined to become the place for Chicago’s top innovators to live, work and collaborate.”

The building’s many technology-friendly amenities include the Makerspace, a communal workspace where residents have access to the state-of-the-art Nomad 833 Pro CNC milling machine and a Glowforge™ 3D Laser Printer. Other amenities appealing to many in the technology start-up and related businesses include a co-working space featuring an interactive whiteboard technology presentation system, USB stations throughout the common areas, and a shared media and game room.

1001 South State also features an outdoor pool and sundeck, an outdoor hot tub, a fitness center and a specialty yoga studio, a conference room, a bike share and repair room, a dog run and pet grooming area, a resident lounge and a terrace with cabanas and grilling stations, a birch grove, complimentary Wi-Fi in common areas, and automated package pick-up and dry cleaning systems.

The apartments, available in studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts, feature floor-to-ceiling windows, grey-toned plank flooring throughout, dual-tone kitchen cabinetry, glass tile mosaic backsplashes, quartz countertops in the kitchens and baths, terrazzo base and glass-enclosed showers, custom closet shelving, Wi-Fi and and smart phone-compatible thermostats, USB ports in the kitchens and bedrooms, stainless steel appliances, and in-unit washers and dryers.

“1001 State Street brings contemporary residences to the district in the South Loop, a neighborhood that offers an eclectic mix of shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment options as well as access to the area’s regional public transportation network,” said Avi Shemesh, Co-Founder and Principal, CIM Group.

The building includes approximately 7,800 square feet of street-level retail space and three levels of semi-enclosed parking spaces for 248 cars.

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