Pictures From the 1000M Groundbreaking

Recently we told you that a groundbreaking ceremony was held in the South Loop for 1000M, the 74-story Helmut Jahn-designed residential building.  

Rendering of 1000M (Courtesy of Time Equities)
June 2017 Rendering of 1000M (Courtesy of Time Equities)

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?

1000M groundbreaking (Courtesy of Time Equities and JK Equities)
1000M groundbreaking (Courtesy of Time Equities and JK Equities)

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.

1000M groundbreaking (Courtesy of Time Equities and JK Equities)
1000M groundbreaking (Courtesy of Time Equities and JK Equities)

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.

interior designer Kara Mann and architect Helmut Jahn at the 1000M groundbreaking (Courtesy of Time Equities and JK Equities)
interior designer Kara Mann and architect Helmut Jahn at the 1000M groundbreaking (Courtesy of Time Equities and JK Equities)

Location: 1000 South Michigan Avenue, South Loop

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  1. That’s some cheese. They can’t even put shovels into the actual ground.

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