Construction Update
What a COVID-19 Construction Stoppage Looks Like

Last month we told you that construction was halted at 1000M because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Shortly after that announcement, the YoChicago! YoCopter happened to be over the site, and this picture was dropped into our tip line.

Construction progress at 1000M (June 2020, Courtesy of YoChicago!)
Construction progress at 1000M (June 2020, Courtesy of YoChicago!)

It looks like everything at 1000 South Michigan Avenue was neatly packed up and put where it belongs.  A place for every construction item, and very construction item in its place.  Someone’s mother should be proud.

Construction progress at 1000M (June 2020, Courtesy of YoChicago!)
Construction progress at 1000M (June 2020, Courtesy of YoChicago!)

Unlike thousands of our neighbors who think nothing of flying off to corona-riffic hotspots like Las Vegas for a weekend of infectious disease, then dismiss Mayor Lightfoot’s quarantine order with, “She can find me,” we’re not ready to be another statistic on Eyewitness News at Five, and so we’re staying inside.  Instead, we asked 1000M’s public relations people if construction has resumed on this project yet.  The response so far is silence.  A week-and-a-half of silence.  In our decades of doing this kind of reporting, silence is never a good sign.

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

Location: 1000 South Michigan Avenue, South Loop

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  1. Goldman Sachs withdrew financing for this project. They had no choice but to stop construction. Financing is on hold until “at least September”. One wonders if GS will ever agree to fund given the state of the economy.

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