Recently we told you that a groundbreaking ceremony was held in the South Loop for 1000M, the 74-story Helmut Jahn-designed residential building.
We also told you that some people are skeptical about this project, but that we’re still believers. In part because just a few months ago Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development said lawyers for the developers said that they’re ready to break ground. And if you can’t trust a lawyer, who can you trust?
If you like your groundbreakings in a tent with a trough of nicely milled dirt and ceremonial shovels, the photograph above shows you wouldn’t have been disappointed. And if you’re as big a fan of architecture models as we are, you would have loved the great big miniature 1000M in the photo below.
When complete, the building at 1000 South Michigan Avenue is expected to bring over 400 new homes to Chicago’s South Loop, and another outsized tower to enhance social media photos taken from Grant Park.