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A Long-Awaited 73-Story Residential Skyscraper Opens in Chicago

Chicago. Photo by Pedro Lastra on Unsplash
Chicago. Photo by Pedro Lastra on Unsplash
17 June 2024 | Chicago, United States

1000M, the newest residential skyscraper in downtown Chicago, officially opened on 13 June 2024. Designed by the late legendary architect Helmut Jahn, the 73-story tower is located at 1000 S. Michigan Ave. in the South Loop, on the western edge of Grant Park. This building helps complete a significant cluster of high-rises near Michigan Avenue and Roosevelt Road, alongside NEMA, One Museum Park, and One Museum Park West. The ribbon-cutting ceremony featured Mayor Brandon Johnson, Alderman Lamar Robinson, and Time Equities Chairman Francis Greenburger. 

The building offers 738 residences ranging from studios to four-bedroom penthouses, with base rents starting at over $2,000. The building boasts 80,000 square feet (743.2 square meters) of amenities, including a rooftop observation deck on the 73rd floor.

The project began in 2019 but faced construction delays during the COVID-19 pandemic, having to secure new financing and resumed construction in 2022. This building is noted as the final work of Helmut Jahn, who tragically passed away in a bicycle accident in 2021.

Learn more at CBS News.