Stalled South Loop Skyscraper Restarts

Work appears to have resumed on the 74-story residential skyscraper planned to rise at 1000 South Michigan Avenue in the South Loop. Construction on the Helmut Jahn-designed 1000M was paused for a while, leading to a lot of speculation from speculators who like to speculate about its future.

Construction at 1000M in August 2020 (Courtesy of YoChicago!)
Construction at 1000M in August 2020 (Courtesy of YoChicago!)

That future got a little brighter a couple of weeks ago, when the City of Chicago issued a revised construction permit:

The north-facing wall of 1006 South Michigan Avenue.  Pre-bricking.  (File)
The north-facing wall of 1006 South Michigan Avenue. Pre-bricking. (File)

REVISED SHEAR WALL/CORE WALL LOCATIONS DIMENSIONS AT MAT SLAB, REVISED ELEVATOR PIT DIMENSIONS, ADJUSTED ELECTRICAL DUCT BANK BETWEEN CURRENT IN SITU LOCATION AND CORE RISER LOCATION, ADJUSTED BELOW GRADE PIPING ROUTES FOR STORM AND SAN WITHIN BUILDING FOOTPRINT, NEW PARKING ELEVATOR PITS, MODIFIED COLUMN SPACING AT GARAGE, MODIFIED STORAGE TANK DIMENSIONS, NEW GRADE BEAMS AT GARAGE, MODIFIED DIMENSIONS AT GARAGE MAT SLABS, MODIFIED GAS LINE TO METER PER PEOPLE’S GAS REQUIREMENTS

It’s word salad with walnuts to us, but any signs of life are welcome when it comes to a project as large and high-profile as this one.

Now, a South Loop spy who prefers to remain anonymous tells us that construction workers have begun bricking up the north-facing windows at 1006 South Michigan. That’s the building that will bump uglies with the south side of 1000M, so a good bricking is required before anything interesting can rise next door at number 1000.

We’ve got our ears to the pavement on this one. But if you hear anything before we do, slip a tip or a photo into our line, and you may get a small reward. We’re good like that.

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

Location: 1000 South Michigan Avenue, South Loop

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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