1000 South Clark Opens Its Door to Tenants
Feb15

1000 South Clark Opens Its Door to Tenants

Today’s the day. Townhomes? Duplexes? Not to mention  studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. If you need it, 1000 South Clark has it. And today marks the first chance Chicagoans have to move their stuff in and make themselves at home. JDL Development and iStar broke ground on the Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture design back in 2014, transforming the space immediately north of the South Loop Target store into 469...

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South Loop’s High Hopes Are Now Slightly Less High
Jan12

South Loop’s High Hopes Are Now Slightly Less High

Before the changing of the calendar.  Before the fat man squeezed down your chimney.  Before the lights started twinkling along Michigan Avenue, there was hope that the South Loop would be the home of — count ’em — three new architectural pieces to scrape the sky.  Now it looks like one of those cloud scratchers will be a little less grand. Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Helmut Jahn’s proposed 1,030-foot-tall...

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Is Chicago’s Skyscraper Boom a Sign of Impending Doom?
Oct12

Is Chicago’s Skyscraper Boom a Sign of Impending Doom?

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past few months you might have noticed a crane or two popping up around the city. Perhaps you were curious enough to browse a few sources to learn that not only will cranes continue to pop up, but Chicago is experiencing a construction boom that not only can be measured by the volume of towers under construction, but by the magnitude of future construction projects proposed. Some, if...

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Jahn Pulls a 1,030-Foot-Tall Rabbit Out of His Helmut
Sep24

Jahn Pulls a 1,030-Foot-Tall Rabbit Out of His Helmut

We’ve known for some time that a new skyscraper was coming to fill in the surface parking lot currently defiling 1000 South Michigan Avenue.  Crain’s Chicago Business broke the news last month, and even told us that starchitect Helmut Jahn had been chosen to work his magic in one of the South Loop’s most visible gaps.  But few could have predicted what would hit the City Clerk’s office today. What Jahn has been...

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Chicago Streetwall to Get Some Starchitect Spackle
Aug06

Chicago Streetwall to Get Some Starchitect Spackle

  It’s no secret that the famed Chicago Streetwall loses its luster the farther south you go. Everything has to come to an end somewhere. But the south end of the architectural cliff may get some much-needed help from big-name architect Helmut Jahn. Details are hard to come by at this time, but Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Jahn has been picked to design a new building for the streetwall gap at 1000 South...

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