1000 South Clark Ready to be Occupied
May19

1000 South Clark Ready to be Occupied

It’s been a little over two years since we broke the news that a new residential tower would rise at 1000 South Clark Street.   Back then we got a lot of blow-back from angry NIMNYs who said it wouldn’t happen.  Tell that to the people who started moving in to the Hartshorne Plunkard-designed building this past February. Yesterday we got a note from Lendlease (It’s one word now, apparently) that the building is about...

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Grand Opening of 1000 South Clark Just Around the Corner
Jan15

Grand Opening of 1000 South Clark Just Around the Corner

1000 South Clark, the brand-spankin’ new apartment tower at 1000 South Clark Street in the South Loop, looks more and more complete with each passing day. Long gone are the tower crane and construction elevators. Just a few finishers remain on site, getting everything ready for the big debut. The developers, a joint effort by Chicago’s JDL Development and New York’s iStar, are bringing 469 apartments to the...

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Status Update: WAY UP-dates
Oct23

Status Update: WAY UP-dates

We’ve already told you our feelings on Aon Center stealing the show at Open House Chicago 2015. One of our favorite features of Aon’s 71st-floor vantage point, as well as the one high atop the Kemper Building‘s 41st-floor observation deck (new windows!) was being able to look out across the city and check on the progress of several construction projects. It’s one thing to stand at street level and look up to...

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Status Update: 1000 South Clark Street Nears Home Stretch
Sep29

Status Update: 1000 South Clark Street Nears Home Stretch

Now that 1000 South Clark Street has topped out, construction crews have set about the task of making it hospitable for residents before the spring thaw is upon us. Just over a year after work began, the Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture design has reached its ultimate height of 29 stories. Now the work begins on turning those floors into the 469 units JDL Development plans to deliver to the South Loop starting in February, 2016. Those...

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Status Update: 1000 South Clark
Aug04

Status Update: 1000 South Clark

It’s been almost exactly a year since we checked in on 1000 South Clark, and my how things have changed. Back in the dog days of 2014, JDL‘s 1000 South Clark was just a patch of mud on the ground and the whiff of diesel exhaust in the air.  The Chicago Architecture Blog’s Daniel Schell ambled by recently, and look at it — all grown up, and quite nearly topped out.  The 29-story, 469-unit apartment building designed...

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Status Update: 1000 South Clark
Aug19

Status Update: 1000 South Clark

The land is clear, and foundation work has begun on the South Loop’s latest residential block.  1000 South Clark will be a 29-story, 469-unit apartment building designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture. Developer JDL Development describes it this way: In partnership with iStar financial, JDL is creating 1000 South Clark, which will be the most progressive building in the South Loop sub-market and will raise the bar of...

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1000 South Clark is Officially a Thing
Mar19

1000 South Clark is Officially a Thing

Two weeks ago we took a bunch of disparate facts, laid them out on a table for you and with Judge Wopner’s certainty declared that the preponderance of the evidence pointed to the existence of a residential tower coming to 1000 South Clark Street. Now it’s official. Crain’s Chicago Business has spoken with Jim Letchinger of JDL development and confirmed that he is trying to put up a 469-apartment residential tower on...

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1000 South Clark.  Is It a Thing Yet?
Mar06

1000 South Clark. Is It a Thing Yet?

People like this blog.  And because they like the blog, they like to let our writers know things.  Secret things.   One of the things Chicago’s little birdies have been chirping about for the last three months is called 1000 South Clark.  And like many other developments before it, as things progress, it is slowly maturing from rumor to reality. We’ve been told that 1000 South Clark will be a residential development.  This...

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