28 May 2020
Best Summer Takeout from Chicago Restaurants
Get geared up for the summer season with the best takeout available from our favorite Chicago restaurants. Learn more here.
26 May 2020
Gin 101 with Kai Wilson
We spoke with Kai Wilson, Restaurant Manager and Beverage Baron at Mercat a la Planxa, to learn all things Gin 101 and how to up your DIY mixology skillset.
21 May 2020
Styling Tips from Kara Mann
Inspired by spaces within 1000M, interior designer Kara Mann shares her styling tips that can transform a room (even during shelter-in-place).
19 May 2020
1000M Donates Meals to Saint Joseph Hospital
The 1000M team came together to donate 100 meals to the staff at Saint Joseph Hospital, as our way of saying thank you to essential workers during COVID-19.
15 May 2020
How to Help Houseplants Thrive with Sprout Home
To kickstart your new hobby, we spoke with expert Stephen Hill at Sprout Home to break down how you can help houseplants prosper and thrive.
12 May 2020
Farm Fresh Produce Delivery with Chicago CSAs
With an increased penchant for cooking during COVID-19, farm fresh produce delivery in the form of local Chicago CSAs is the perfect solution.
7 May 2020
Explore the Work of Frida Kahlo Like Never Before
Google Arts and Culture has put together one massive Frida Kahlo digital exhibit, where you can explore her work like never before.
5 May 2020
Become an At-Home Mixologist with To-Go Cocktail Kits
You can still bring the craft booze and vibe of Chicago bars to your very own kitchen by becoming an at-home mixologist with to-go cocktail kits.
30 April 2020
Bring Back the Sunday Drive
At a time when we’re all aching for stimulation and sights to see, the Sunday drive is the perfect (and nostalgic solution).
28 April 2020
For Increased Privacy — Homes to Buy Around the Globe
Lux Expose recently shared an article on luxurious homes around the globe that boast privacy as a unique amenity — with a feature on 1000M.
23 April 2020
Take Local Chicago Brews To-Go
Not sure if beer is an essential supply? These breweries know it is - discover local Chicago spots that are offering tasty brews for delivery or pickup.
21 April 2020
All Things At-Home Cinema
To navigate home movies outside of the traditional, we’re sharing our guide for all things at-home cinema during COVID-19.
16 April 2020
DPAM is Going Digital
Last week, The DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) shared that they’re going digital, allowing arts and culture lovers alike to continue to Seek Beauty online.
14 April 2020
Digital Farmer's Market Season is Here
While COVID-19 may pose a challenge, the spring season is still kicking off with digital farmer's markets making fresh produce available online.
13 April 2020
Sawyer's Birthday Story
This weekend, we helped a very special neighbor with a big celebration during quarantine. Read Sawyer's birthday story on our blog now.
9 April 2020
Getting Creative in Your Kitchen
During quarantine, we've seen people get creative with their home entertainment - and one place people are getting especially creative? In the kitchen.
7 April 2020
Art After Work With Intuit
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art is hosting the next best thing in remote entertainment: Art After Work, a digital art-making gathering.
2 April 2020
Restaurants Offering Carryout during COVID-19
There’s still ample opportunity to support your local dining scene, with this list of our favorite spots offering takeout during COVID-19.
31 March 2020
Online Yoga and Mindfulness
With the yogic and mindfulness community online, we’re spotlighting opportunities to find some peace and calm with gone-digital yoga classes.
26 March 2020
The Cultural Mile Goes Digital
Local institutions have rallied to open their doors online, taking the cultural mile digital and sharing art with all sheltered-in-place right now.
24 March 2020
Green Homes 2.0: Sustainability and Resilience in New Construction
Chicago Agent Magazine recently published an article exploring sustainable construction in a climate-change affected world, including a feature on 1000M.
19 March 2020
A Guide to Uncertainty: The COVID-19 Real Estate Market
As the world changes on a daily basis, we put together a few tips for navigating the current COVID-19 real estate market.
17 March 2020
At-Home Health and Wellness
It’s easy to feel stir-crazy with recent events, but even sticking inside, there are plenty of resources to keep you happy, healthy and well.
12 March 2020
Exploring the Chicago Mosaic School
As we Seek Beauty at 1000M, we often unearth nontraditional arts. Our most recent discovery? A hidden Chicago gem: the Chicago Mosaic School.
10 March 2020
FEATURED PLAN: SKY RESIDENCE 4901
Our featured plan: Sky Residence 4901, boasts three bedrooms, three full baths, expansive living space and gorgeous views of Chicago.
10 March 2020
Get To Know 10 Women Leaders In Architecture And Real Estate
In honor of International Women’s Day, Forbes magazine delved into their list of ten women leaders in architecture and real estate, including Kara Mann.
5 March 2020
Music Venues in Chicago
We’re diving deep into the music venues in Chicago to discover what makes our local scene so standout, and the best places to experience it.
3 March 2020
The Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden
The Orchid Show is the latest special exhibit at the Chicago Botanic Garden, a suburban oasis home to sweeping acres of aromatic gardens.
27 February 2020
1000M Construction Update
Here is the latest 1000M construction update on what’s currently in progress and what’s on the horizon for our ultra-luxury skyscraper.
25 February 2020
Afternoon Tea in Chicago
Brunch may be the most popular way to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends, but a new trend is hitting the hippest spots in the city: afternoon tea.
20 February 2020
The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China
Co-presented in Chicago by Wrightwood 659 and the Smart Museum of Art, The Allure of Matter showcases material art from contemporary Chinese artists.
18 February 2020
Greek Restaurants in Chicago
A buzzy location to explore culture, nightlife and dining, Greektown is home to some of the best Greek restaurants in Chicago. Here’s our top picks.
13 February 2020
The Poetry Foundation Library
There’s no better place to read something beautiful than the Poetry Foundation Library, the Midwest’s only library dedicated to poetry.
11 February 2020
Chicago Theater Week 2020
Just around the corner is Chicago Theater Week, a ten-day event promoting discounted tickets to more than 100 performances at theaters across the city.
6 February 2020
South Loop Wine Bars
Our new favorite luxury drinking experience? The wine bar — a trend flourishing in the wining and dining scene of the South Loop, where 1000M is located.
4 February 2020
Building a Strong Foundation with Magnusson Klemencic Associates
We sat down with Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), Structural Engineers for 1000M, to discuss how their role contributed to the building’s rise.
30 January 2020
Making a Model of 1000M
We sat down with Columbian Model & Exhibit Works to discuss what it took to make the stunning 1000M Sales Gallery building model.
28 January 2020
Magdalena Abakanowicz at Tate Modern
In celebration of Magdalena Abakanowicz’s work, the Tate Modern is hosting a major retrospective, on display this summer.
23 January 2020
Eternal Light at the Driehaus Museum
Currently at the Driehaus Museum, Eternal Light focuses on the iconic stained-glass work of this renowned Louis Comfort Tiffany.
21 January 2020
Chicago Restaurant Week 2020
This year, the iconic Chicago Restaurant Week takes place from January 24 to February 9, allowing diners to expand their culinary and cultural horizons.
16 January 2020
Making a Model of Chicago
We’re proud to share that 1000M recently took its spot in CAC’s City of Chicago model, with a miniature model of the building placed into the interactive installation.
14 January 2020
1000M Construction Update
This week, we spoke with the 1000M construction team to get the most recent update on what’s going on at the site—and what’s in store ahead.
9 January 2020
Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again
With the Art Institute only a short way away from 1000M, there’s still ample opportunity to indulge in Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again.
7 January 2020
Tommy Gun's Garage
Tucked away in the South Loop, Tommy Gun’s Garage is an interactive speakeasy that dives deep into its gangster roots… through musical comedy.
2 January 2020
Wellness Resolutions for 2020
As we make our New Years resolutions for 2020, placing emphasis on overall wellness will ensure we start the year strong.
31 December 2019
New Years Eve in Chicago
This New Years Eve, the city is host to an array of dinners, events, parties and more. Here are just a few of our favorite happenings.
26 December 2019
2019: A Year in Review
As we eagerly await the start of 2020, we can’t help but look back on all of 2019’s monumental moments.
23 December 2019
The Joffrey's Nutcracker: A Story For Everyone
We talked with Ashley Wheater, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director, about the The Joffrey Ballet’s interpretation of the classic tale, The Nutcracker.
19 December 2019
Living in the Loop
1000M is located in the heart of Chicago’s burgeoning South Loop neighborhood, a neighborhood that is the prime place to live, work and play.
17 December 2019
Art Classes in Chicago
This New Year, making it a resolution to sign up for an art class is a great way to exercise your mind and creativity, and have fun doing it.
12 December 2019
A First Look at 1000M Construction
Construction is officially underway at 1000M, and we sat down with James McHugh Construction Company to get all the dirty details.
10 December 2019
Moody Tongue Brewery in the South Loop
Moody Tongue is a local and international brewery and eatery that, just this year, made the move from Pilsen to our very own backyard in the South Loop.
5 December 2019
Christkindlmarket has finally returned to Chicago. The German outdoor holiday market officially marks the start of the season.
3 December 2019
Construction begins on Helmut Jahn’s 74-story tower that will alter the skyline
Curbed Chicago shared about the official start of construction on our 74-story ultra-luxury skyscraper forever changing the Chicago skyline.
27 November 2019
Time Out Market Chicago
Time Out Market Chicago is the latest food hall in the game, redefining the phenomenon by bringing good eats and good culture in the same space.
26 November 2019
The Arts Club of Chicago
Now over a century old, The Arts Club of Chicago is both a private club and a public exhibition space, perfect for a visit in the winter season.
21 November 2019
Meet Our Sales Gallery Team
Meet the members of our 1000M Sales Gallery team, who add the perfectly balanced professional/personal touch to the experience of finding your next home.
19 November 2019
Independent Bookstores in Chicago
In Chicago, independent bookstores bring warmth - and good reads - to each and every neighborhood in the grid. Here are our favorites.
14 November 2019
WINTER ACTIVITIES IN CHICAGO
Looking for the perfect thing to do on a snow day? Then look no further, because we’re sharing our favorite chilly weather activities across Chicago.
12 November 2019
Our Neighbor Cinema: The Gene Siskel Film Center
Just around the corner from 1000M is The Gene Siskel Film Center, a cinematheque that truly lives up to the title. Learn more here.
8 November 2019
1000M Voted New Development of the Year by Chicago Agent
1000M was voted New Development of the Year by Chicago Agent Magazine.
7 November 2019
Lightscape at the Chicago Botanic Garden
To usher in the winter holidays, the Chicago Botanic Garden is hosting Lightscape, an enchanting and exclusive U.S. experience. Learn more here.
5 November 2019
Celebrating Groundbreaking News
Ever since we held the official 1000M Groundbreaking Ceremony, the media has been abuzz sharing news about the future of the development. Read more here.
31 October 2019
Halloween Event Roundup
Looking for the perfect event to attend tonight? Look no further - we’re bringing you a roundup of the best Halloween events happening across town.
29 October 2019
1000M Groundbreaking Event
Last week we hosted our official 1000M Groundbreaking Event. Get an inside look at the exclusive and exciting event by reading more here.
25 October 2019
Groundbreaking News Continues
The official 1000M Groundbreaking ceremony took place yesterday and everyone is abuzz, sharing their excitement and updates on the project’s momentum.
22 October 2019
This week, 1000M is officially breaking ground, and everyone is talking about it. Hear what major publications have to say.
17 October 2019
Open House Chicago
Chicago's annual Open House Chicago festival is opening the doors of more than 350 impressive buildings across the city. Read more here.
15 October 2019
Chicago Magic Lounge
The Chicago Magic Lounge on Chicago’s north side is a speakeasy-style club and lounge that’s bringing magic back to the city.
10 October 2019
Homes Designed to Take in Outdoors
As the seasons change, Luxe Expose shared in a recent article their favorite luxury developments for taking in fall-colored views, with a feature on 1000M.
8 October 2019
An Inside Look at the Joffrey Ballet 2019-2020 Season
We sat down with Ashley Wheater, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director, at the Joffrey Ballet to talk about their upcoming season and beyond.
3 October 2019
Apple Picking Near Chicago
It's that time of year again - we’re bringing you the expert’s guide to the best apple picking at apple orchards near Chicago. Read more here.
1 October 2019
Weaving beyond the Bauhaus at the Art Institute
Weaving beyond the Bauhaus is a fascinating look into the textile work that began at the influential German design school, and continued for long after.
26 September 2019
Chicago Gourmet by Bon Appétit
Bon Appétit is presenting Chicago Gourmet, a festival delivering a culinary tour de force that's taking place right across from 1000M.
24 September 2019
Football Sundays: Luxury Developments with the Best Entertainment Spaces to Watch the Game
In a recent article, Luxe Expose featured 1000M as one luxury development with the best entertainment space to watch the game. Here’s what they had to say.
19 September 2019
A look at the new skyscrapers that will forever change Chicago’s skyline
Read Curbed Chicago’s full article on the skyscrapers that are changing Chicago’s skyline, including their spotlight on 1000M, here.
17 September 2019
Return to Nature at Northerly Island
1000M is only a short distance from Chicago’s most vital and impressive ecopark, Northerly Island, located on Museum Campus.
12 September 2019
The Green Mill
Chicago's premier jazz club, The Green Mill, is a timeless, history-filled jazz club, and the perfect place to get swanky in the city.
10 September 2019
Stony Island Arts Bank
On Chicago’s South Side, the Stony Island Arts Bank found a new life as a vibrant community-focused hub for the arts. Learn more here.
5 September 2019
Fall Arts Preview: Chicago Architectural Biennial
The Fall Arts Preview, a sneak peek at the latest and greatest events coming to Chicago this season, is a lineup you won’t want to miss. Read more here.
3 September 2019
The Wabash Arts Corridor
Around the corner from 1000M is a creative hub consisting of Chicago’s best and brightest murals—the Wabash Arts Corridor. Learn more here.
29 August 2019
Best Chicago Breweries
Chicago and its neighborhoods have a lot of flavor and variety to offer to the local beer scene - read more about our favorite breweries here.
27 August 2019
Free Museums in Chicago
Here are just a few of the free museums in Chicago, where doors are always open to experience the rich arts and culture that the city has to offer.
15 August 2019
Residents of 1000M will enjoy a variety of luxury outdoor amenities, unrivaled by other Chicago condominium buildings.
15 August 2019
Buyer Spotlight: Pat Young
We sat down with real estate agent Pat Young to find out why 1000M has been such a hit with her and her clients.
15 August 2019
Old School Developers Thinking Like Millennials
Luxe Expose recently shared real estate marketing teams using social and digital media in new, innovative ways, with a feature on 1000M. Read more here.
13 August 2019
Cozy Up With A Browsing Of Residential Libraries Designed By Women
Recently, Forbes spotlighted residential libraries designed by women, with a feature on the 1000M Level 11 Library Lounge. Read more here.
8 August 2019
Cooking Classes in Chicago
The best to indulge in a meal is to cook it yourself, so we’re bringing you the best cooking classes that Chicago has to offer. Read more here!
6 August 2019
The Bloomingdale Trail
The Bloomingdale Trail in Chicago is a 2.7-mile elevated trail that’s bringing a new life to Chicago’s northwest side - read more here.
31 July 2019
An Expert's Guide to the Chicago Riverwalk
We’re bringing you our expert’s guide to the Chicago Riverwalk, the pedestrian-and-boat-friendly hub at the center of the city. Read more here.
30 July 2019
Best Farmers Markets in Chicago
We’re sharing the best farmers markets in Chicago to satisfy all your fresh food cravings—because in the city, we love a little taste of the countryside.
25 July 2019
Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech at the MCA
23 July 2019
Best Beaches in Chicago
Gorgeous Lake Michigan is Chicago's best amenity. We're bringing you our list of the best beaches in the city - read more here.
18 July 2019
Creating the Perfect Private Library
Unique Home recently shared an article on designing the perfect private library, including a feature on 1000M. Read more here.
16 July 2019
Nelly Agassi: Spirit of the Waves at the Graham Foundation
The Graham Foundation is a gorgeous home that showcases exhibitions. Learn more about their current exhibit, Nelly Agassi: Spirit of the Waves.
11 July 2019
Buddy Guy's Legends
Buddy Guy’s Legends is a restaurant and live blues club opened in 1989 by the one and only Buddy Guy, located just around the corner from 1000M.
9 July 2019
Manet and Modern Beauty at the Art Institute
Manet and Modern Beauty is currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago, only a stone's throw away from 1000M. Read to learn more and plan your visit.
3 July 2019
Enjoy the Fourth of July Chicago Style
From festive food to outdoor drinks, here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy the Fourth of July.
2 July 2019
Drilling Down on 1000M Construction
How, exactly, does a parking lot become a skyline-changing, ultraluxury 74-story skyscraper? We're drilling down on the construction process at 1000M.
27 June 2019
Jewelers Row: The Hidden Gem of Chicago
Right nearby 1000M is a hidden gem of Chicago: Jewelers Row, a luxury shopping strip often referred to as "the diamond district of Chicago."
25 June 2019
Suburban Amenities in Urban Cities: Noteworthy News
1000M has been creating buzz in recent media for our luxury amenities that create suburban-level comfort in an urban setting.
20 June 2019
Cloud Gate and Anish Kapoor
1000M is right nearby Millennium Park, home of the iconic Chicago landmark Cloud Gate—more commonly known as The Bean—created by Anish Kapoor.
18 June 2019
Farm-To-Table Dinners Near 1000M
We know that people yearn to go back to the basics. A farm-to-table dinner is the perfect way to realign with nature in a way that's anything but.
13 June 2019
Outdoor and Wellness Amenities: Noteworthy News
1000M’s outdoor and wellness amenities have been creating buzz in recent media. Here are just a few of our favorite recent spotlights.
11 June 2019
As part of 1000M's Spring Into Summer event series, we had beverage baron Kai Wilson talk all things Tequila 101. We're sharing more in case you missed it.
6 June 2019
Chicago's Best Summer Festivals Near 1000M
There's nothing quite like summer in the city, when Chicago summer festivals are always happening - and sometimes, just around the corner.
4 June 2019
Goat Island at the Chicago Cultural Center
Goat Island Archive is the current exhibit on show at the Chicago Cultural Center. Located near 1000M, the archive also features new, free performances.
30 May 2019
Rising Up: Here Are Chicago’s 10 Tallest Towers in the Works
Read The Real Deal’s full article on the tallest buildings come to the Chicago skyline, including a spotlight on 1000M, here.
28 May 2019
The New Class of Skyscrapers That Will Forever Change the Chicago Skyline
Read Curbed Chicago's full article on the skyscrapers that are changing Chicago's skyline, including a spotlight on 1000M.
23 May 2019
Yinka Shonibare CBE at the Driehaus Museum
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum is one of America's great Gilded Age mansions. Currently on exhibit there is A Tale of Today: Yinka Shonibare CBE.
21 May 2019
Grant Park Music Festival
The Grant Park Music Festival is right across from 1000M, giving residents access to the rich and engaging festival programming.
16 May 2019
Patio Season in Chicago
When the first rays of summer sun hit the city, everyone knows what it means: the outdoor season has begun. We're sharing the best patio season dining spots near 1000M.
9 May 2019
An Introduction to the American Writers Museum
The American Writers Museum celebrates and explores the influence of American writers through uniquely engaging exhibits.
9 May 2019
1000M Michigan Avenue Barricade Giveaway
We’re hosting a giveaway around our amazing new Michigan Avenue barricade artwork. Read more for details.
7 May 2019
1000M recently hosted Erika Kubick, of Cheese Sex Death, to teach us about the art of cheese. In case you couldn’t join us for Cheese 101, Erika has some additional tips and knowledge that will help you lead your own amazing cheese tastings at home
2 May 2019
Yoga and the City: Effects of a Mindful Practice
The Level 11 Sun Deck at 1000M outdoor yoga and meditation space is the perfect place to stretch in the sun, and take advantage of the surprising health benefits of yoga.
30 April 2019
Cochon555: An Unmissable Culinary Experience
25 April 2019
Behind the Scenes: Across the Pond
1000M went behind the scenes at the Joffrey Ballet to watch a rehearsal for Across the Pond, a performance from their 2018-2019 season.
18 April 2019
Buyers Spotlight: Dr. Sam Koppula
In our latest blog, one of our buyers, Dr. Sam Koppula, shares with us what made 1000M stand out from other new developments, and which amenities she’s most looking forward to enjoying.
18 April 2019
FEATURED PLAN: SKY RESIDENCE 6901
Get an inside look at Sky Residence 6901, one of our featured floorplans.
18 April 2019
International Collection: Globally Inspired
In designing 1000M's International Collection, the development team drew inspiration from luxury towers throughout Europe, Asia and Canada.
18 April 2019
Making the most of 300 square feet
Read Chicago Tribune's full article on how micro-unit apartments and condos are becoming more common in Chicago, including a spotlight on 1000M.
17 April 2019
Health Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep
By improving your sleep habits utilizing these tips and 1000M's amenities, you're sure to get your best night's sleep - and some surprising health benefits.
12 April 2019
Instagram Influencers Are Marketing Chicago Condos
Read Chicago Magazine's full article on Chicago real estate's most popular Instagram accounts, including a spotlight on 1000M.
11 April 2019
Good Guys Wear Black: Best Bars for Sox Season
Any White Sox superfan knows that good guys wear black and needs a sports hub where fellow drinkers know the same. Here are the best game day spots for the Sox side of town.
9 April 2019
Local Art: Current MCA Exhibits
The Museum of Contemporary Art allows visitors to escape the city and into themselves. Two exhibits currently at the MCA are Prisoner of Love and Big Camera, Little Camera.
4 April 2019
Fly the W: Best Bars for Cubs Season in Chicago
Cubs season is just around the corner and so are the best spots for watching the big game. Here is a list of sports hubs that will have you cheering.
2 April 2019
How to Approach the Spring Real Estate Market
The 1000M sales team shares strategies to help potential buyers approach the spring real estate market in Chicago.
28 March 2019
The Level 11 Sun Deck | Vitamin D Without The Crowded Beach
Sun exposure has been blamed for causing premature skin wrinkling and skin cancer, but avoiding sunlight entirely can be just as bad.
26 March 2019
Food Halls in Chicago
Food Halls offer convenience, variety, and delicious food all in one package. Continue reading to learn about some of our favorite ones.
21 March 2019
Inclusive Urban Design
Tactile blocks, created by Japanese inventor Seiichi Miyake, have revolutionized the way those who are visually impaired interact with urban environments around the world.
19 March 2019
Caffeine Buzz | Chicago's Best Coffee Shops
Learn about some of the best places in Chicago to get an artisanal caffeine experience.
14 March 2019
Art at 1000M: How to Curate a Building Collection
We chatted with curator Jennie Lamensdorf to gain insight into what kind of effort went into selecting pieces for 1000M.
12 March 2019
Going Green: The History Behind the Chicago River Dye
When St. Patrick’s Day comes around in the Windy City, Chicago is infamous for dyeing its river an electric shade of green. Read up on the history of this tradition and how to best take advantage of the holiday weekend.
7 March 2019
An Introduction To The Museum Of Broadcast Communications
One of the less talked about museums in Chicago, the Museum of Broadcast Communications is devoted to educating the public on the history of radio and television.
5 March 2019
Art-in-Buildings at 1000M: How to Curate a Private Collection
When it comes to seeking beauty in their own home, 1000M residents can find inspiration in the privately curated art collection within the building itself. If residents are inspired by the art at 1000M and are looking to start their own collection, here a few steps to get started.
28 February 2019
The Plan Of Chicago
If you compare other city layouts to that of Chicago’s, the Second City seems remarkably well organized. Well, that’s because it was.
26 February 2019
1000M: A Haven for Musicians
Diving into the music scene is one of the best ways to get involved with Chicago cultural happenings, and 1000M is the perfect hub for music enthusiasts and musicians to get connected and stay in the know.
21 February 2019
Motor Row: The One-Time South Michigan Avenue Destination For Automobiles
Most think of Detroit as the birthplace of the automobile, but Chicago is where America fell in love with it. Keep reading to learn more about the street dedicated to the automobile industry.
19 February 2019
The International Collection: Noteworthy News
Our International Collection has already caught the attention of news outlets throughout Chicago. Read a few of our favorite spotlights on the blog now!
15 February 2019
Chicago’s latest residential developments shaping the Windy City skyline
1000M and our International Collection was recently featured in Wallpaper*. Read the full article here.
14 February 2019
The Best Hat Made | Optimo Hat Co.
You'll find the home to one of the most beautifully crafted hats money can buy just a few blocks away from 1000M.
12 February 2019
Tidy Up Your Life
Ready to tidy up your life? Here are our favorite tips from Marie Kondo’s methods.
7 February 2019
The Art Of Grant Park
How much do you know about Chicago's many public sculptures? Today we take a look at some of the most iconic works of art located in Chicago's front yard.
5 February 2019
1000M Announces the International Collection
Can’t wait for more information on our International Collection? Read all about our new floor plans, on the blog now.
31 January 2019
Level 72: Wake Up In The Sky (Deck)
Read on to discover what makes the one-of-a-kind rooftop getaway such an integral part of the 1000M living experience.
29 January 2019
Chicago Theatre Week
As part of the Year of Chicago Theater, Chicago Theatre Week kicks off on February 7, and we’re excited to see what 2019 brings to the Chicago theater scene.
24 January 2019
A Brief History of The Art Institute of Chicago
How much do you know about the Art Institute's origins? Continue reading to learn about the humble beginnings of the world class museum.
22 January 2019
Entertaining Family at 1000M
Although Chicago boasts some of the best winter events, sometimes you can’t help but crave a weekend at home. At 1000M, there’s no such thing as being bored at home; our amenities keep you and your family entertained.
17 January 2019
The Level 11 Spa: Saunas Aren't Just For Pampering
Saunas aren't just for relaxation. Read on to learn about the health benefits and why you should fit some quality sauna time into your busy schedule.
15 January 2019
Four Healthy Habits for 2019
Looking for a few more resolutions for the new year? Check out our top four healthy habits to explore in 2019.
10 January 2019
OAK STREET CHIC: A GUIDE TO LUXURY RETAIL IN CHICAGO
For a more luxury product, beauty-seekers should venture to Chicago’s Oak Street District. Those that have never been to Oak Street should think of it as Chicago’s Rodeo Drive. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the district features over 30 boutiques from many of the most prestigious bespoke brands.
8 January 2019
January Blues: Why Color Palette Matters
The 1000M interiors, carefully crafted by Kara Mann, utilize color palette to create a harmonious, open atmosphere.
3 January 2019
Explore Chi-eats During Chicago Restaurant Week
Chicago Restaurant Week is the opportunity to explore Chicago through its wonderful selection of culinary cuisine. Over 390 restaurants are participating this year and it begs the question, “where should I dine?”
2 January 2019
2019 is finally here, and as we wave goodbye to 2018, we can’t help but look back on the wonderful moments from the last year at 1000M. From spectacular events to noteworthy news spotlights, this year has been big!
28 December 2018
Celebrate New Year's in Chicago
Looking for some spectacular ways to celebrate 2019? Chicago has some of the best soirées, parties and events to celebrate.
26 December 2018
The Joys of Winter Greenery
As the cold sets in to Chicago and the sky darkens closer to 4:00, it’s easy to slip into winter doldrums. On Level 72, our Winter Garden teems with plantlife year round, allowing residents to soak in the mental and physical benefits of indoor greenery.
20 December 2018
Chicago: Nothing but the Best
Chicago was voted the best big city for a second time by Condé Nast Traveler readers. So what makes the Windy City so popular? Here are a few of our favorite reasons.
18 December 2018
Chicago's Best Holiday Pop-up Bars
Whether you prefer to discover a new amazing comfort food menu or sip on themed cocktails, here are some of the best holiday pop-up bars and restaurants near 1000M to check out.
13 December 2018
Take the Plunge: The Benefits of Hydrotherapy
With ancient roots, hydrotherapy has a rich past and plenty of benefits. Check out how 1000M residents can incorporate it into their regular routine at the 1000M Spa.
11 December 2018
Shout It From The Rooftops: The Shifting Ethos Atop Buildings
The evolution of rooftop amenities is gathering increasing momentum; read all about 1000M's Level 72 from our latest Forbes spotlight.
6 December 2018
Embrace Your Space: What Makes the Perfect Living Room
Of all the spaces within a home, the living room is the center for gathering, entertaining and relaxing. At 1000M, our living spaces are designed to be a cut above the rest.
4 December 2018
The Art of Hygge
Even amidst the Midwest winter gloom, hygge helps us celebrate and embrace the season. Read more about the history and benefits of hygge on the blog
27 November 2018
Preserving Chicago's Stories
The stories that come from its people are preserving the image of Chicago, and one organization is looking to preserve those stories.
21 November 2018
Embracing Chicago Winter
Holiday pop-ups, a NYE fireworks spectacular and a music festival at the Art Institute of Chicago are just some of the reasons to plan a staycation in Chi-town during the winter season.
19 November 2018
Thanksgiving in Chicago
As November comes to a close, Chicago residents are preparing their schedules and stomachs for Thanksgiving. Balancing family, travel and food can easily cause chaos; here’s how 1000M residents can enjoy the holiday stress-free.
15 November 2018
Hairy Who? At The Art Institute
From 1966 to 1969, the Hairy Who produced imaginative and experimental work that garnered local and national attention. Read more about the Art Institute’s latest exhibition on the blog.
6 November 2018
Make a Scene: Theatre in Chicago
On any given night, residents of 1000M can enjoy an intimate performance at one of several storefront theaters across the city or witness the fantastic productions offered just steps away from 1000M.
1 November 2018
How Do High-End Properties Shake Up Spa Treatments? Salt Therapy
"Among the leading trends in high-end spas these days is use of Halotherapy, often referred to as salt therapy." Check out Forbes' spotlight on the 1000M Himalayan Salt Room.
30 October 2018
Chicago: Comedy's Breeding Ground
Whether it’s sketch, stand-up or improv, Chicago has all the resources for those looking to hone their comedy craft. It begs the question: how did Chicago become THE destination for comedy?
25 October 2018
Autumn Amenities at 1000M
At 1000M, we promise an uncompromising commitment to the art of living, with amazing amenities not found anywhere else, providing residents with everything needed to savor the season from the comfort of home. Read more about our amazing autumn amenities.
24 October 2018
FEATURED PLAN: SKY RESIDENCE 02
There is nothing quite like the Sky Residences at 1000M, offering some of the most spectacular views of Chicago’s skyline, Lake Michigan and Grant Park. Read more on our latest featured floor plan:
24 October 2018
When 1000M's Sales Center finally opened its doors last fall, Kim Rice and Kurt Bonatz were among the first homebuyers. The couple gave us a glimpse into what attracted them to 1000M.
24 October 2018
Club 1000 Sets the Scene for Memorable Private Gatherings
Located on the 72nd floor of the building, Club 1000 brings a host of ultra-luxurious amenities and services that can be enjoyed year-round. Here are the highlights:
23 October 2018
Essence of India at 1000M
Just this weekend, guests were invited to the 1000M Sales Gallery for an exclusive preview of some of the luxury finishes and floor plans by Kara Mann, hosted by event planner Jigna Gandhi and Chicago real estate agent Cheena Chandra. Take a closer look at our Essence of India event.
18 October 2018
Falling for Chicago
Of all the seasons, autumn is arguably most cherished by Midwest natives. Read our recommendations on how to get the most out of fall in Chicago!
16 October 2018
Chicago: Best Big City in the U.S.
Chicago was named the Best Big City in the United States for the second year in a row by readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Find out what makes Chicago Exceptional.
11 October 2018
A History of Michigan Avenue
Located on Chicago’s iconic Michigan Avenue, 1000M celebrates the history, vibrancy and excitement found in one of the greatest city streets in the world. Read about the vibrant past of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.
9 October 2018
A Night at The Cinema
Tomorrow kicks off the 54th Annual Chicago International Film Festival, taking place at AMC River East 21 in Streeterville. Here’s a brief history of the festival and some of its landmark moments.
4 October 2018
The Very Private World Of Resident-Only Bars, Restaurants
Open only to residents and their invited guests, residents-only bars and restaurants offer exalted experiences that whisper of the distinction and privilege residents of these buildings alone relish.
2 October 2018
The First Races: Chicago's Marathon
As we look forward to the 2018 edition of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, we’ll examine the history of the marathon and its impact on Chicago.
27 September 2018
Each September, EXPO CHICAGO opens the fall art season at historic Navy Pier. Mark you calendars for the seventh edition, September 27–30, 2018, featuring leading international art galleries and numerous onsite programs.
25 September 2018
Notes From Chicago's Underground
With winter on the horizon, you may be preparing to battle the elements in a puffy jacket and steel toe boots...Or, if you are looking for a delightful Plan B, there just happens to be an alternative.
20 September 2018
STAY ACTIVE IN SEPTEMBER
At 1000M, we believe that being well is an ideal way to SEEK BEAUTY. Read our list of top picks for the rest of September on the blog!
18 September 2018
On the Right Path: Chicago's Best Tours
What makes tourism in Chicago exceptional? The rich variety of ways to authentically experience the city. Not all attractions are reserved for tourists either; some Chicago locals might even learn a thing or two.
14 September 2018
Want to Eat Here? First Buy a Multimillion-Dollar Condo
To tempt both buyers’ taste buds and their taste for exclusivity, developers are investing in residents-only restaurants, dining clubs and cocktail lounges. Check out the Wall Street Journal's spotlight on 1000M's Club 1000.
13 September 2018
SUSTAINABILITY AT 1000M
1000M is dedicated to providing residents with an immaculate living experience, without compromising environmental awareness. Here are just a few ways 1000M remains conscious of our environmental impact through sustainability.
11 September 2018
Give Chicago A Museum, They'll Fill It
As Seekers of Beauty, 1000M residents are always in the know about the Chicago cultural scene. But, here are a few spots, relatively new and yet to come, that might just slip your radar — all within walking distance!
6 September 2018
Life on Lake Michigan
At 1000M, the views of Lake Michigan are unparalleled, and everything Chicago’s lakefront has to offer is only steps away.
4 September 2018
The Time of The Opera Season
Chicago’s Lyric Opera 2018/2019 season is nearly upon us, kicking off with a free outdoor performance at Millennium Park. In the spirit of renewing classics, here is a brief history of opera in Chicago.
30 August 2018
Texture Marbles In Bathrooms Exude Luxury
Kitchens and bathrooms sell homes. Buyers expect the highest level of custom finishes in the top condominiums– and architects and developers are delivering.
28 August 2018
Luxury Amenities in Vertical Villages
“At 1000M, a 73-story building overlooking Grant Park, Michigan Ave. and Lake Michigan in Chicago, and 50 West, a 64-story building with views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor in New York City, the abundance of amenities creates a “vertical village” for residents.”
23 August 2018
WHERE CITY AND NATURE MEET: A HISTORY OF GRANT PARK
Located right on the edge of Chicago’s iconic Grant Park, 1000M offers sweeping views of the expansive green space. Read all about the history of “Chicago’s front yard” on the blog.
21 August 2018
Exploring Art at 1000M
With its proximity to museums, institutions, and public art installations, 1000M is the perfect anchor point for exploring Chicago’s ever-expanding art ecosystem — especially as the fall season gets underway.
16 August 2018
STARRY NIGHTS ON THE SKY TERRACE
In the midst of all the city bustle, there’s nothing like escaping to a private aerie to enjoy an elegant night under the stars. 72 stories up, 1000M’s Sky Terrace is the ultimate destination to fully immerse yourself in elegance.
14 August 2018
The 1000M Nightlife
For those evenings when residents are eager to explore what the neighborhood has to offer, there’s no need to wander far to find a host of fabulous night-life options.
9 August 2018
1000M Wins Gold Award For Best Presentation Experience
"The 1000M Sales Gallery, designed by Kenneth Riha, ASID of PJR Design, is the winner of the 2018 Gold Award for Best Presentation Center awarded by The Nationals new home sales and marketing awards."
7 August 2018
Club 1000: Residents-Only Bars and Restaurants
Though there are many social spaces throughout 1000M, few are as enviable as the residents-only Club 1000, which is located on the 72nd-floor.
2 August 2018
SUMMER THURSDAYS AT 1000M
Through June and July, the 1000M Sales Gallery hosted Summer Thursdays, inviting visitors to events that reflect the values of 1000M; wholistic living, luxurious details, and curated programming for our community.
31 July 2018
Taking The Show Off The Road: The History of Lollapalooza
Today, Lollapalooza is a cultural behemoth offering attendees four days of music from over 100 bands that seeps into Chicago’s neighborhoods with after-shows at various venues. But the festival has had a turbulent history.
26 July 2018
JOHN KEATS AND SEEKING BEAUTY
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know." Read more about the life of John Keats on our blog. Link in bio.
24 July 2018
What Neighborhood is 1000M In?
What neighborhood does 1000M belong to? Not an easy question to answer; this dilemma has been the topic of contention among locals for years. It then begs the question, how are Chicago’s communities and neighborhoods demarcated?
18 July 2018
A New Luxury Tower Is Rising Up In Chicago
In a prime lot on Michigan Avenue, architect Helmut Jahn is showing off his shape-shifting abilities with 1000M, a 74-story residential tower breaking ground in 2019.
11 July 2018
1000M’s First Buyers Big Fans Of Jahn
Chet and Katy Tetta were first in line when 1000M began sales last year. The devoted South Loopers talk about the neighborhood they love and the excitement of living in a Helmut Jahn building.
11 July 2018
A Match Made In Heaven: Book-matched Marble
When celebrated interior designer Kara Mann designed 1000M’s interiors, she included a number of features that make each home feel custom, including book-matching the marble in 1000M’s kitchens.
11 July 2018
At the heart of the wellness offerings is 1000M’s 11th floor Spa, which has a number of innovative features not found in any other condo building in Chicago.
10 July 2018
John Singer Sargent at the Art Institute
Just a short walk from 1000M on Michigan Avenue, the Art Institute of Chicago presents a new exhibit of works by prolific portraitist John Singer Sargent.
5 July 2018
Entertaining on Level 11
Whether you’re throwing a birthday party or hosting a casual summer night in, 1000M is the perfect space for entertaining.
3 July 2018
Celebrating Independence Day in True Chicago Fashion
There are more than just firework displays in store for those in Chicago this holiday.
28 June 2018
1000M Library Lounge
No matter what you’re reading, the 1000M Library is the perfect place to curl up with a great book and enjoy the views.
26 June 2018
The Himalayan Salt Room: Alternative Medicine with Integrity
The Wellness Center inside 1000M provides therapeutic experiences from across the world and exclusive to 1000M — including the only Himalayan Salt room within the Chicago city limits.
21 June 2018
CHILL OUT: THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATION
Struggling with stress? Read all about the benefits of meditation and the 1000M Spa, with a spotlight on Chill Chicago, a local meditation, yoga and massage studio.
19 June 2018
How to Get the Most Out of Summer in Chicago Parks
For 1000M residents, amazing summer activities are just a short walk away. Here’s our top list for upcoming events in the 1000M neighborhood.
15 June 2018
VIP ARCHITECTURE DISCUSSION
With the crowd hovering near the stunning video wall, John Goldsworthy of @properties and Jerry Karlik of JK Equities approached the microphone to provide short introductions. Joined by Michelangelo Sabatino, the Dean of the IIT College of Architecture, Helmut Jahn took to the stage in a sleek suit with fashionable white sneakers. Despite the generational gap, the two men engaged like longtime friends, joking about the history of the institution they share. Speaking in his signature German drawl, Jahn addressed Sabatino’s questions about the various chapters of Jahn’s career, including his design for the Thompson Center, which to this day, continues to serve as a lightning rod for fans and foes of Post-Modernism. Through bantor and humor, Jahn and Sabatino reflected back and forth on how time never stops and the city continually changes.
13 June 2018
YO-YO MA AND THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Just a short distance away from 1000M, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has brought artistic expression and cultural milestones to the city since its opening in 1891, including Yo-Yo Ma and his prolific performances.
12 June 2018
Art-In-Buildings at 1000M: Ben Murray
Dear Cultural Connoisseurs, today we’re back with the second installment of Art-In-Buildings at 1000M. If you missed our first post, we’re covering the world-class collection of contemporary art currently on display at the award-winning 1000M Sales Gallery. For this second installment, we will be discussing Ben Murray and his piece, Hall (2015), part of his series of paintings In Life Review, which was exhibited at Monique Meloche Gallery in 2017. Hall is currently installed in Conference Room #2 of the 1000M Sales Gallery.
7 June 2018
OUT OF SIGHT CHICAGO
This summer, conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner brings an imaginative new installation piece to Maggie Daley Park titled OUT OF SIGHT Chicago.
6 June 2018
At the edge of Grant Park, legendary architect Helmut Jahn offers up an elegant addition to the skyline—and to his legacy through 1000M.
5 June 2018
The Level 11 Spa: On Wellness and Being
No doubt you’ve seen the press about the exquisite Spa at 1000M, part of the sprawling 40,000 square feet of amenities provided by the ultra-luxury condominium tower. Let’s dive deeper into details of the Spa and the host of other wellness offerings unique to 1000M.
4 June 2018
NOTHING TO SNEEZE AT: 2 ALLERGEN-FILTERING LUXURY HOMES
1000M, the 74-story, super-luxury high-rise, is embracing year-round strategies to promote clean air, without sacrificing luxury or sustainability.
31 May 2018
Inquiry 01: Art and Politics is a Human Affair
On the evening of May 23rd, a crowd gathered at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership located just up the street from 1000M, for the opening of Inquiry 01: a group exhibition by the first cohort of the Chicago Jewish Artists Fellowship.
29 May 2018
Hot and Cold: Why State-of-the-Art HVAC Matters
Whether Chicago is blanketed in snow or drenched in summer sun, 1000M residents will enjoy their stunning views without ever having to battle harsh conditions, thanks to 1000M’s custom HVAC platform.
24 May 2018
History of the Porte-cochère: 1000M's Modern Take on a Classic Structure
As a prominent design feature elegantly integrated into the exterior of 1000M, the sleek Porte-cochère that leads to our expansive 400-car garage allows residents to travel effortlessly from their luxurious condos to their destinations.
22 May 2018
THE IMAGE OF BEAUTY: 1909 BURNHAM PLAN OF CHICAGO
Given the impact and visibility of Burnham’s work, a group of prominent Chicago businessmen who recognized the need for the city to modernize in order to compete with the development of metropolitan areas around the world commissioned Burnham to design a new city plan for Chicago. In 1909 he published the Plan of Chicago co-authored by Edward H. Bennett.
21 May 2018
1000M TOPS CHICAGO’S LUXURY CONDO MARKET
1000M, the 74-story, super-luxury high-rise, designed by Helmut Jahn with interiors by Kara Mann, has been the best-selling condominium development in downtown Chicago since launching sales last October.
17 May 2018
The James Beard Awards: Celebrating Chicago's Thriving Food Scene
Chicago not only had the pleasure of hosting the 2018 James Beard Awards, but also boasts some of the world’s greatest restaurants, all surrounding the 1000M neighborhood.
15 May 2018
Perfect Wine, Forever Views and Radical Thinking
If you’re an oenophile, you take your wine seriously. That doesn’t just mean choosing the right bottle and perfect pairing; it simply must include the way the wine is stored, handled and served. Here at 1000M, we relish every last detail of connoisseurship.
10 May 2018
The 1000M Sun Deck: A Luxury Getaway
Amidst the chaotic bustle of the city, there’s nothing like a relaxing escape to refresh and restore. For residents of 1000M, a luxurious getaway is only an elevator ride away.
8 May 2018
SEEING AND BEING: SCOTT STACK’S INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR
Just a short walk north up Michigan Avenue from 1000M is the Chicago Cultural Center, one of the city’s architectural and cultural jewels. We stopped by recently to see Interior and Exterior, an exhibition of paintings by Chicago-based artist Scott Stack, and had the privilege of walking the show with the artist himself.
3 May 2018
Grant Park Music Festival: A Beloved Chicago Tradition
Since 1935, the Grant Park Music Festival has been an integral piece of Chicago’s culture, celebrating a wide array of musicians and composers from around the world. In a city filled with artistic expression, the Festival stands alone as a quintessential summer tradition within 1000M’s vibrant neighborhood.
1 May 2018
The Green Beyond
Jahn’s 1000M, set to break ground in early 2019, is incorporating a range of sustainable features to attain LEED certification. But its most intriguing one is a glossy skin of green-blue glass. “Thanks to building codes today, a lot of glass structures have silver or black coatings that limit transparency, which impacts daylighting, human comfort and more. But our design elements, such as deeper horizontal spandrels, are targeted to letting us achieve heightened transparency,” explains Jahn president Phil Castillo.
1 May 2018
Level 72: An Additional 10,000 SF of Amenities
Last week we began featuring some of 1000M’s splendid amenities to be found on Level 11. As we continue our journey, let’s pay a visit to Level 72, where 1000M’s very own Sky Terrace and Winter Garden are located. Perched like a precious nest high on a mountaintop, Level 72 doubles as an observation deck located on the top floor of our Helmut Jahn-designed luxury condominium skyscraper.
26 April 2018
WHERE SHOULD PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE PURCHASE THEIR SECOND HOME?
Located less than an hour away from Northwestern University — Meghan Markle’s alma mater — 1000M may be the perfect pied-à-terre for the royal couple. Getting around won’t be a problem for the newlyweds with access to the Helmut Jahn-designed Porte-cochère with 24-hour door staff and driver service. When they’re looking to stay in, Meghan and Harry can take advantage of more than 40,000 feet of indoor and outdoor amenity spaces.
26 April 2018
12 Top Eco-Friendly Luxury Properties
1000M, the ultra-luxury condominium coming to Chicago, is registered with the USGBC, United States Green Building Council, and will be a LEED Certified Building. The building’s environmental impact on the surrounding community and region will be minimized through several strategies such as redirecting construction and building waste away from landfills. Additionally, by selecting many core building materials that contain high levels of recycled materials and are manufactured/ harvested and supplied locally, within a 500-mile radius of the project site.
26 April 2018
Tired of passe condo fitness centers? Over-the-top spas take wellness to another level.
At the 1000M condo on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, residents can take advantage of ice therapy and a Himalayan salt room that claims to clear pollens, viruses, toxins and pollutants from your body.
26 April 2018
1000M - A Curving, Cantilevering Building
The developers of 1000 South Michigan Avenue began their search for an architect with a competition. The luminary German architect, and long-time Chicago resident, Helmut Jahn was ultimately selected for his elegant design, and for his deep understanding of Chicago architectural traditions.
24 April 2018
The Level 11 Gardens - One Among 1000M's Bountiful Amenities
1000M offers an extensive, curated collection of amenities — with nearly 30,000 square feet on Level 11 alone, including the pristine Gardens. What makes the Gardens spectacular as well as unique, is the design’s ability to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor environments. With their lush outdoor space ideally suited for dining, drinking and socializing, the walls and tree canopies enclose the spaces to create a sense of natural tranquility... creating a luxurious paradise hidden from the surrounding urban environment that lives just beyond the Gardens’ walls.
19 April 2018
Art-In-Buildings at 1000M
For those who have visited the award-winning 1000M Sales Gallery, one feature stands out that is often overlooked among among the accolades for the building’s incredible interior design and lavish assortment of amenities: the collection of contemporary art. The 15 works currently on display span artists of multiple generations, nationalities and ways of working, but each and every one of them is committed to pushing the dialogue of what art means today. Though the majority of works are paintings, they explore image-making in relation to photography, digital imagery, collage, sculpture and video.
17 April 2018
A Peek Across the World: Dragon Lights
Dragon Lights is an international traveling exhibit that has been seen by millions of guests around the globe. On view until May 6th, the installation is located at the South Parking Lot of Soldier Field — just a short distance from 1000M. The Chicago exhibition features thousands of light sculptures that required dozens of Chinese artisans to travel to the site to custom build the sculptures by hand. The exhibit also features live performances involving traditional yo-yo’s, contortionists and many more variety acts, as well as traditional handicraft demonstrations like miniature sun-baked clay figurines and intricately-painted glass jewelry.
13 April 2018
Acquisition Opportunities in the Big Apple and Beyond: The Owners Opine
Time Equities is currently in the process of building 1000M— 74-story condominium building in Chicago, which is a “challenge to finance,” even though it’s the fastest selling project in Chicago, Greenburger said. It’s a challenge that can be surmounted, however, by presenting “a fantastic location, an iconic building and strong presales,” to capital sources, he said.
12 April 2018
Breaking the Mold: 34th CHICAGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL
The 34th Chicago Latino Film Festival is happening now from April 5th to the 19th at the AMC River East 21 Theatres. The festival is produced every April by the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago, a pan-Latino, nonprofit, multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to developing, promoting and increasing awareness of Latino culture by presenting a wide variety of art forms. Like the Asian American Showcase, which we covered earlier this week, this Festival enriches Chicago’s cultural scene by promoting positive images of Latinos, breaking stereotypes and bringing people together to experience Latino cultures. Since its launch in 1985 with an audience of 500, the Festival now attracts more than 35,000, taking its place as the largest and most comprehensive Latino film festival in the country.
10 April 2018
Jahn’s 1000M leads Chicago in new condo sales, eyes 2019 groundbreaking
After launching in October, condo sales are off to a encouraging start at the 74-story Helmut Jahn-designed skyscraper known as 1000M.
The yet-to-be-built tower landed a combined 38 contracts in the final quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018, according to a sales team lead by @properties. While it may not seem like a huge number given the building’s total unit count of 323, the activity did account for approximately 34% of the downtown’s new condo sales over that period.
10 April 2018
FREEWHEELING DIVERSITY: THE 23rd ANNUAL ASIAN AMERICAN SHOWCASE
Chicago has been stuck with a stubborn chill that has extended the long winter for our city’s residents. That didn’t prevent throngs of theatergoers from keeping warm on a Friday evening with conversation and excitement as they gathered for a showing of Pretty Woman at the Oriental Theatre. But just around the corner, up State Street, a smaller crowd gathered at the Gene Siskel Film Center for the opening of On/Off Grid, an exhibition of Asian American art, part of the larger 23rd Annual Asian American Showcase. The first film of the series, Fish Bones wouldn’t start for another hour but film buffs, academics and curious culturists came early to peruse the displays.
5 April 2018
Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute
The Art Institute of Chicago has always had an interest in modern architecture and design, collecting drawings, furniture, graphic and industrial designs throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Last fall, they opened a new installation devoted to the museum’s extensive collection, sharing the collection’s breadth while also creating a space that examines how architecture and design is a multilayered, ever-changing experience. As the curators explain, architects and designers have thought of their work as a speculative, experimental endeavor, to propose bold visions for the future.
30 March 2018
Evolution of the ‘Cabaña’
Residents at 1000M, the ultra-luxury condominium tower coming to Chicago, will be able to soak up the sun in style this summer. Outside by the 52-foot resort-style swimming pool will be private owners’ cabanas with privacy drapes and media screens, chaise sun loungers, and bistro-style umbrella seating."
29 March 2018
WAIT WAIT… DON’T TELL ME! THE ART OF INFORMATIVE COMEDY
With the rise of highly advanced technological devices and celebrity politicians, the weekly news is often as confusing as it is concerning. What better way to navigate the world of news than with a panelist of comedians ready to turn a headline on, well, its head? Every Thursday night at the Chase Bank Auditorium, news and comedy lovers may do just that as they enjoy the witty games designed by Peter Sagal and Bill Curtis for Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, the NPR news quiz!
27 March 2018
Simone Leigh at the Visiting Artists Program
A beacon of the arts and education on the Cultural Mile, The Art Institute of Chicago hosts artists from around the world through their Visiting Artists Program. The program began when the museum was founded in 1868 and was later formalized after a donation in 1951. During its 150 year tenure, the program has continued its free public forum structure, welcoming residents, students and aspiring artists from the 1000M neighborhood and greater Chicagoland area to the Rubloff Theater at the Art Institute.
20 March 2018
Chicago Architectural Biennial and Beyond
In a city that is home to numerous design firsts, it’s hardly surprising that some of the greatest minds in the field would gather here to discuss architecture and its historical significance. And with Chicago’s rich architecture history comes a number of significant buildings across the area. 1000M itself aims to add to that list, ushering in a new design era for Chicago. We delve more deeply into the architectural history of the city and ways that you can see the best of what your backyard has to offer.
15 March 2018
ELEVEN CITY DINER: IT TAKES A NEIGHBORHOOD
Just behind 1000M on wind-swept Wabash Avenue sits Eleven City Diner, a stout brick-and-glass building serving deli classics and breakfast all day. Newcomers will enjoy the Jewish classics and yet be surprised at how each plate is elevated. The same goes for the restaurant’s interiors, the retro elements blending with modern accents as to give the establishment an authentic twist on contemporary life. At a time when diners are disappearing from the city, Eleven City Diner has become a cornerstone of the South Loop neighborhood since it opened its doors ten year ago, establishing itself as a landmark Chicago institution.
13 March 2018
THE WOLVES: A HOWL TO REMEMBER
Bathed in the sterile white light unique to indoor soccer pitches, The Wolves opens with two simultaneous conversations darting between the players. Frenetic and frank, these dueling conversations quickly introduce us to the characters in a way difficult to capture on stage. As opposed to neatly framed encounters easily understood by the audience, the playwright Sarah DeLappe daringly throws her audience into the bustle of activity that defines high school girls’ soccer teams without even so much as a nod to who we are listening to. These early conversations deftly provide broad character strokes but DeLappe’s genius really starts to shine as the rest of her play unfolds like an open study.
8 March 2018
An Underground City: The Story of Chicago’s Pedway
Developed over a number of years for diverse reasons, without any unifying entity, each segment of the Pedway has its own flavor and style. In general, Pedway segments reflect the architectural style of the building above, creating a potpourri of design characteristics indicative of Chicago’s always-evolving architectural history. Today, people flock to the Pedway for shelter from winter’s snow and cold, as a respite from the heat as they commute from railway stations to work, or to avoid vehicular traffic as they traverse the distances between government buildings.
In an effort to make the Pedway more accessible, the City of Chicago has placed signature blue and yellow compasses at each “official” Pedway entrance. Once underground however, there is hardly any wayfinding for pedestrians to find an exit, so we’ve created a helpful map for you.
7 March 2018
Chicago’s 25 most expensive homes for sale right now
"Let’s take a look at the most expensive homes for sale in Chicago. Ultra-luxe condos and mega-mansions are not in short supply here. Just as you’d expect, a lot of these listings come from notoriously high-end streets in the Gold Coast and quadruple-wide mansion lots in Lincoln Park. A handful of these multi-million dollar listings also come from design-build firms, which meaning someone needs to be interested in constructing their own luxurious abode. In one of Chicago’s most anticipated skyscrapers, is also one of the most expensive homes. The Helmut Jahn-designed building with Kara Mann interiors overlooks Grant Park in the South Loop. Construction is expected to start this year on the the tower which includes amenities like a music conservatory and a Himalayan salt room. The 71st floor residence will be just below the tenant lounge and wrap-around outdoor terrace."
5 March 2018
HENRY TAYLOR: THE ART OF EMPATHY
Speaking to a standing room-only crowd at the Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago (SCA), the critically renowned Henry Taylor jocularly reminisced about the various subjects of his paintings. True to his words, the painting evokes a warm sense of the familiar in the way only Taylor can achieve; slight abstractions of shapes so common and close draped in warm darker tones which seemingly depict the universal in the specific.
1 March 2018
KARA MANN'S FAVORITE THINGS
As the designer of the 1000M residences and amenity spaces, Kara Mann hosted a presentation and mimosas at the 1000M Sales Gallery in February. Filling the room with awe and wonder, Mann discussed her design inspiration for the 74-story tower and notable interiors trends for 2018. To everybody’s delight, she offered gift bags stocked with a few of her favorite things, which we share with you here!
23 February 2018
GOODMAN THEATRE: A CENTURY OF SUCCESS
In July of 1922, the Art Institute of Chicago received a donation of a quarter million dollars from William and Erna Goodman[i]. This generous gift from the Goodman’s was meant to memorialize their late son, Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, an ardent playwright who had passed away during the influenza epidemic of 1918. While Kenneth Sawyer Goodman had produced many successful plays in his lifetime, his dream had always been of a playhouse that would deftly combine expert theatrical training with world renown performances. Intent on carrying out his dream, the Goodman’s asked the Art Institute to ensure Kenneth’s artistic vision continued past his untimely death. Nearly 100 years following Kenneth Sawyer Goodman’s death, his dream lives on at the theatre that took his name, now under the artistic direction of Chicago’s own Robert Falls.
22 February 2018
Another 7,000 apartments expected in downtown Chicago within 2 years
After setting a record for apartment construction in 2017, downtown Chicago will take a breather — but not for long...
One of the big new projects is 1000M, a 74-story tower designed by Helmut Jahn at 1000 S. Michigan Ave. Developers began marketing 323 units for sale in the fourth quarter of 2017.
“We think the market was ripe,” said Jerry Karlik, a principal at New York-based JK Equities, one of the tower’s developers.
“With rental prices hitting $4 per square foot in luxury buildings, we think it’s the right market for a premier condo building,” Karlik said. “It’s an underserved area, and there hasn’t been much built since the last (real estate) cycle.
20 February 2018
AGORA: CONNECTING BEAUTY, CULTURE AND INDIVIDUALITY
Take a short stroll down to Michigan Avenue & Roosevelt Road and you will come upon an army of larger-than-life headless bronze statues. Although these giant sets of legs look to be caught in motion, they actually form Agora, a permanent installation by Polish artist, Magdalena Abakanowicz. Agora is one of 31 sculptural installations that populate Grant Park,[i] enriching our understanding of how the culture of Chicago is inextricably linked to a cosmopolitan sense of the world. Located directly across Michigan Avenue from 1000M, Agora is just one of the amazing sights in Grant Park, enhancing this wonderful stretch of the park to stroll among giants of nature, culture, art and history.
15 February 2018
1000M Wins Awards for Best in Design and Marketing
1000M is starting the year off strong by winning two prestigious awards. The first is the 2018 Gold Award for Best Presentation Center awarded by The Nationals new home sales and marketing awards. 1000M is also the Best New Development in Best of Design 2018, awarded by Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago. We are incredibly proud here at 1000M and look forward to what’s in store for the future.
13 February 2018
THE INLAND SEA: SHEDD AQUARIUM
On February 1, 1924, the members of the non-profit Shedd Aquarium Society gathered for their first official meeting. Armed with just over $2 million from John G. Shedd, then-President of Marshall Field & Company, the Shedd Aquarium Society was formed with the intention of “construct[ing], maintain[ing] and operat[ing] an aquarium or museum of aquatic life exclusively for education and scientific purposes”
12 February 2018
Bathrooms With Spectacular Views
Residents at 1000M, the ultra-luxury condominium development coming to Chicago, will be able to relax their bodies and minds while overlooking Lake Michigan and Chicago’s world-famous skyline from the comfort of their bathtub. In addition to world class views, master bathrooms designed by Chicago-native Kara Mann
12 February 2018
CHINESE NEW YEAR: YEAR OF THE DOG
Celebrate alongside the institutions of the Cultural Mile as Chicago ushers in the Chinese New Year starting on February 16th! From special orchestral showcases at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, to the much anticipated opening of the Art Institute’s exhibit, “Emperor’s and their Bronzes,” residents of 1000M need look no farther than their front yard to join in the festivities and herald the arrival of the Year of the Dog.
6 February 2018
HAROLD WASHINGTON LIBRARY: THE STORY OF A CITY
Famous for our storied tradition of architectural excellence, Chicago’s Cultural Mile epitomizes the city’s wealth of landmark buildings. Within this rich context, the confluence of architecture and history is perhaps best embodied by the Harold Washington Public Library. Constructed in 1991 and named for the mayor who spent his term fighting for its construction, the Harold Washington Library towers above the intersection of State and Van Buren streets, itself a testament to the world’s faith in the city of Chicago.
6 February 2018
Condo Sales Now Underway for Helmut Jahn-Designed Downtown Tower
"The 74-story glassy tower at 1000 South Michigan Avenue will break ground later this year or in early 2019. More than two years after plans first emerged for the new Helmut Jahn-designed tower for 1000 South Michigan Avenue, condo sales are finally underway. Dubbed 1000M, the glassy tower from developers Time Equities and JK Properties will eventually rise 74 stories over the southern end of Grant Park and feature 323 residences.
2 February 2018
Kara Mann Designs: Interior Vision Brought to Life at 1000M
Kara Mann Designs: Interior Vision Brought to Life at 1000M. Kara Mann’s interior design career is built on a certain brand of edgy classicism. Her celebration of both masculine and feminine elements within her work has made her one of the most sought-after interior designers in the country, and she now brings her signature styling to the fore at 1000M.
29 January 2018
10 Beautiful Telecommuter-Friendly Apartments
The 74-story 1000M, a curving, cantilevering, luxury condominium coming to Chicago, will make working from home easier and more relaxing than ever. At Club 1000, located on the tower's 72nd floor, residents can set up their work station at any of the couches or table areas and draw inspiration from nature and the skyline that surrounds them. Residents working from home can also choose to plug into 1000M’s 11th-floor co-working space, conference room, library lounge, or even one of the many outdoor spaces. Additionally, all residences will feature enhanced sound control in walls and floors to provide a high degree of privacy, keeping spaces even quieter for conference calls."
29 January 2018
SOUL OF THE CITY: “SPIRIT OF MUSIC” MEMORIALIZES CHICAGO’S MUSICAL HISTORY
Lying in the center of Chicago’s Historic Michigan Boulevard District, 1000M borders Grant Park, offering residents easy walking access to all of the amenities afforded by the Cultural Mile. While often used as a path between the various museums and concert halls that run along the park, Grant Park is itself an artistic destination, replete with cultural and artistic curiosities that are sure to intrigue the curious and aesthetically-minded.
24 January 2018
CAFECITO: CUBAN COFFEE, CULTURE AND SANDWICHES
Tucked away on Congress Parkway, between 1000M’s front door and the Art Institute of Chicago, Cafecito is a perfect place for a quick bite. Hidden behind the brightly lit planar sculptures that adorn Congress Parkway between the Roosevelt University Auditorium Theatre and the Harold Washington Library, Cafecito is a uniquely bright and open café that offers as much Cuban culture as it does taste. In addition to bringing distinct Cuban coffee and sandwiches to the 1000M neighborhood, Cafecito boasts a full menu of salads and platters, making it friendly to vegetarians and gluten free eaters alike.
22 January 2018
Best New Development: 1000M
Helmut Jahn and Kara Mann are designing a new level of luxury living on South Michigan Avenue. When 1000M comes to fruition in 2021, it will be one of the city's tallest buildings and will occupy the last piece of undeveloped land in the Historic Michigan Boulevard District overlooking the lake and Grant Park. Renowned German architect and longtime Chicago resident Helmut Jahn has envisioned a graceful tower with soft edges that optimizes views from every unit.
22 January 2018
Luxury Residential Developments with Decked-Out Entertainment Spaces
"Looking forward to the Super Bowl? These luxury residential spaces come with outstanding entertainment spaces perfect to sit back and enjoy the game from.
Residents at 1000M, the curving, cantilevering, 74-story luxury condominium coming to Chicago, can keep up with their team of choice in 1000M's theater with cinema-style seating or the billiards lounge and game room. To celebrate wins, residents can head up to Club 1000 after the game, 1000M's full-service bar and lounge on the 72nd floor with views of Chicago and Lake Michigan."
18 January 2018
Think You Know The Best of The Cultural Mile? | Discovering the Intersection of Modern and Historic
The South Loop earned the 2017 Curbed Cup, awarded annually to Chicago’s best neighborhood by popular vote. The victory is well-deserved. Teeming with cultural, educational, sports, restaurant and retail options — not to mention privileged adjacency to Grant Park and Lake Michigan — 1000M’s neighborhood has a lot to offer, including a rich history.
The South Loop is home to historic Printer’s Row, a timeless enclave between Congress Parkway and Polk Street that was the heart of the Midwest printing and publishing industry from the late 19th to the first half of the 20th century. This perfectly preserved microneighborhood, boasting the iconic industrial design that secured Chicago place on the country’s architectural map, has been meticulously preserved to convey the aura of the past without kitsch or nostalgia.
16 January 2018
1000M | Joining A Tradition of Elevation
1000M will takes its place in Chicago’s enduring legacy of architectural excellence and height, a tradition that harkens back to the late 1800’s, when the Windy City was reborn from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1871 as the birthplace of the skyscraper — the symbol of modern urban skylines.
11 January 2018
Who is Helmut Jahn?
You’ve likely encountered his work before while traversing the city of Chicago, but who is Helmut Jahn? A creative powerhouse and dedicated craftsman, he’s one of the leading minds in today’s architectural elite. Helmut Jahn’s architecture spans Chicago; he’s created notable buildings all over the city, in addition to his work across the rest of the country and abroad. Now he brings his passion for beauty to 1000M, to craft one of the most noteworthy new skyscrapers on the cultural mile.
2 January 2018
Spaces Fit for The Ultimate Dinner Party
The ultra-luxury condominium development coming to Chicago will offer residents an intimate, chandelier-lit private dining room with stunning views of the city and access to the sky terrace. Located on the 72nd floor, this space is sure to upgrade any dinner party.
2 January 2018
Seeking Beauty on a Winter Day | Grant Park Shines Covered in Snow
Residents of 1000M will enjoy one of Chicago’s most gorgeous front yards: Grant Park. And while many people revel in the Park’s lush greenery and blooms, even a cold winter day delivers some dazzle, providing an opportunity to seek unexpected beauty in the colder months.
2 January 2018
The 2017 Curbed Cup winner is... South Loop!
For the South Loop, 2017 was a break out year. Just to name a few major developments: The 78 and Discovery Partners Institute, the Chicago Sky move to Wintrust Arena, Marriott Marquis high-rise hotel, the new Columbia College student center, and plenty of other development. There was also the Helmut Jahn and Kara Mann’s 1000M along with Rafael Vinoly’s One Grant Park high rises which will make quite a difference in the Chicago skyline.
31 December 2017
Top Penthouses to Watch New Year's Eve Celebrations
The penthouse at 1000M, the 74-story luxury condominium coming to Chicago, is the perfect destination for catching Chicago’s fireworks at the Navy Pier. Sitting on the 71st floor, the owner of this unique penthouse will be able to throw the ultimate end-of-year bash in the nearly 5,500-square-foot space, which features 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and a private terrace. Price is set at $8.1 million.
21 December 2017
Think You Know The Best of The Cultural Mile? | A Cocktail With A View
With its forever views and unrivaled amenities package, 1000M doesn’t hold back when it comes to options for celebrating your favorite beverage. There’s the Wine Tasting Room with private wine storage and Club 1000 with its elegant full-service bar. With this type of luxury, it’s tempting to stay in and enjoy a cocktail at home. But, when the gravitational force of the neighborhood pulls you in, the savvy choice for in-the-know Chicagoans — for brunch or a night out — is Cindy’s Rooftop Restaurant.
11 December 2017
Think You Know The Best of The Cultural Mile? | Magical Moments and Budding Stars on Stage at Merle Reskin Theatre
With its Historic Michigan Boulevard District location, 1000M affords residents ample opportunities to find beauty from the past and to watch history in the making. Few places nearby illustrate that duality more than DePaul University’s Merle Reskin Theatre on Balbo Drive.
8 December 2017
Think You Know The Best of The Cultural Mile? | Transfixed by Centuries-old Mystery
1000M is more than a little bit magical. With otherworldly views and transcendental interior and exterior design, the 1000M experience has an enchantment all its own…so it’s no surprise that the neighborhood is seeped in Chicago’s rich history of magic, entertaining trickery and mysterious spectacle, as well. During the Golden era of modern magic in the late 19th and early 20th century, Chicago was alive with magical performances from the likes of celebrity magicians Alexander Herrmann and Max Malini, who astonished audiences in 1000M’s neighborhood.
7 December 2017
Developers Tell Condo Buyers: You Don’t Need To Bring Your Car
At 1000M, a luxury 74-story tower scheduled to begin construction next year in Chicago, developer JK Equities will provide an average 1.3 parking spots per unit, says Jordan Karlik, principal at the New York-based developer. To encourage car sharing and ease traffic in the garage, the building will provide a luxury SUV and driver to transport homeowners to places within a three-mile radius.
4 December 2017
9 LUXURY DEVELOPMENTS IDEAL FOR FOOTBALL SUNDAY
This 74-story luxury condominium coming to Chicago can keep up with their team of choice in 1000M’s theater with cinema-style seating or the billiards lounge and game room. To celebrate wins, residents can head up to Club 1000 after the game, 1000M’s full-service bar and lounge on the 72nd floor with views of Chicago and Lake Michigan.
4 December 2017
Luminary Artist Kerry James Marshall Shares His Vision of Beauty and Dignity On Chicago’s Cultural Mile
A new artistic wonder has come to 1000M’s neighborhood in the form of a massive mural celebrating the who’s who of women in Chicago’s art and culture world. The mural, by famed artist, MacArthur Fellow and Chicago resident Kerry James Marshall, is installed on the Chicago Cultural Center’s Garland Court facade, between Washington and Randolph on the city’s renowned Cultural Mile. Marshall’s mural represents women across the Chicago art spectrum, including founders and leaders of internationally known arts organizations, literary icons, creative innovators and longtime supporters of the arts.
1 December 2017
Think You Know the Best of the Cultural Mile? | 10 Hottest Restaurants in the Chicago Loop
If you’re a foodie, you’ll know that there’s no shortage of outstanding restaurants in the Chicago Loop. But with all those options, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Whether you want a delicious weekend brunch, a quick lunchtime bite, or a sophisticated dinner, we’ve included the best of the best below, all located within a mile or two of 1000M.
28 November 2017
How to Specify: HVAC
With a highly anticipated upcoming groundbreaking in 2018, 1000M — Helmut Jahn’s 74-story South-Loop condo tower in Chicago — features a completely concealed, state-of-the-art centralized heating and cooling system.
28 November 2017
Discover City History on Lake Michigan | Columbia Yacht Club
While residents of 1000M will enjoy incredible views of Lake Michigan from their luxurious homes, imagine getting even closer to the lake by taking advantage of the nearby Columbia Yacht Club.
21 November 2017
Think You Know The Best of The Cultural Mile? | Seeking Beauty on The Printed Page
1000M’s prime location places it at the center of Chicago’s robust art scene. It’s walking distance from great galleries, world renowned museums and spectacular public art on the lakefront. This weekend, the neighborhood enjoyed a creative novelty just up the street at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel with the inaugural Chicago Art Book Fair (CABF), which ran from November 16 to November 19.
9 November 2017
Think You Know The Best of The Cultural Mile? | The Inaugural Chicago Art Book Fair
The inaugural Chicago Art Book Fair (CABF) will debut on November 16 and run through November 19. While programming occurs at several partner locations throughout the city, the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, just up the street from 1000M , will act as the Fair’s host site. Unlike anything else in Chicago, the CABF’s rich programming celebrates small press arts publishing, and will showcase more than 120 international publishers, small presses, book artists, comic artists, zinemakers and printmakers — along with robust presentations, panels and discussions with the artists. Co-founded and co-directed by Aay Preston-Myint and Alexander Valentine, the Fair's programming is free and open to the public, and brings an oft-overlooked medium to the forefront of the Chicago art scene.
9 November 2017
5 Residential Buildings for the Remote Entrepreneur
This luxury Chicago high-rise offers three distinctive coworking areas: First, surround yourself with classic literature and expansive views in the 11th-floor Library Lounge. Second, connect with nature between conference calls and meetings by setting up shop at Club 1000’s ivy-adorned winter garden. (The Club also has a full-service bar for longer work days.) Lastly, the picturesque sun deck allows you to take meetings right by the pool. The privacy and serenity extend to the residences, which have enhanced sound control in the walls and floors for quiet living when it matters most. The 323-unit building starts at $557,000 for a one-bedroom and goes up to $8.5 million for a four-bedroom penthouse.
8 November 2017
Think you know the best of the cultural mile? | Classical music with a mission
With blues clubs to the south and the summer concert scene at Grant Park and Millennium Park to the north, 1000M sits in the center of a diverse musical world. But residents need stroll just a few blocks to the Chicago Symphony Center to see the performances of the Chicago Sinfonietta, which bills itself as most diverse orchestra in the country.
6 November 2017
Dîner en Blanc | Seeking Beauty In The Unexpected
Dîner en Blanc is an experience like little else. Combining mystery, prestige and absolute elegance, the event is an exceptional opportunity for residents of 1000M to connect with beauty. Dîner en Blanc, which translates to Dinner In White, began in France with François Pasquier in 1988. Pasquier was inspired by the simple but powerful motivation to share an elegant meal with close friends. One day, he spotted a couple in all white enjoying a bottle of champagne at a picnic table.
6 November 2017
Sprawling 71st-floor penthouse in Helmut Jahn’s ‘1000M’ tower wants $8.1M
Designed by architect Helmut Jahn and boasting interiors by Kara Mann, 1000M will provide sweeping views of Lake Michigan and the Loop skyline. The building is slated for a 32,000-square-foot surface parking lot at 1000 S. Michigan Avenue, across from Grant Park. A nearby sales gallery showcasing the project’s 323 condominiums opened this summer at 1006 S. Michigan.
2 November 2017
A BOOK LOVER’S FAVORITE AMENITY
The 74-story luxury condominium coming to Chicago celebrates its city’s culture within its library lounge. Designed by interior designer Kara Mann, the library shelves hold a curated collection of classic Chicago literature.
1 November 2017
Prepare to have Major Real-Estate Envy when this South Loop Tower is Complete
Talk about luxe living. 1000M, a 74-floor South Loop tower set to pierce the sky in 2018, is the latest in a slew of opulent residential buildings going up. Upon completion in 2021, it will overlook Millennium Park and Lake Michigan (and there will be a year-round garden on floor 72 complete with telescopes for the best sky view, too). Sales opened earlier this month: One-bed units start at $557,000, but you’ve got to see the penthouse blueprints — sprawling 5,400-plus-square-foot condos feature their own gyms, saunas, dual master walk-in closets and even wine rooms. And with layouts and finishes by powerhouse designer Kara Mann, everything is gorgeous down to the last detail.
31 October 2017
A Sleek Peek at Chicago's 1000M Skyscraper
1000M architect Helmut Jahn’s curvilinear glass skyscraper in Chicago is taking shape, slated for construction in 2018. Developed by Time Equities, JK Equities and Oak Capitals, the 74-story residential condominium will tower over the Historic Michigan Boulevard District in the Loop community.
31 October 2017
Sales Begin for Ultra-Luxury Condo Tower on Chicago’s Cultural Mile
Time Equities, JK Equities, and Oak Capitals on Oct. 9 announced the start of sales for 1000M, an upcoming, ultra-luxury condominium tower on Chicago’s Cultural Mile. The team also opened an 8,000-square-foot sales gallery near the development site. The LEED-certified tower is expected to break ground in late 2018, with completion planned for 2021.
30 October 2017
Six Luxury Development Taking Wellness to The Next Level
1000M, the curving, cantilevering, 74-story luxury condominium coming to Chicago, will provide residents the opportunity for effortless relaxation and pampering right at home. Residents can mark their destination to the 11th floor 1000M spa, where they can take full advantage of the five-star hotel-like spa amenities including a meditation room, plunge pools, steam room, beauty bar and a Himalayan salt therapy room.
27 October 2017
Helmut Jahn's 1000M Will Rise to Be One of Chicago's Tallest Buildings
Soaring 832-feet high and spanning 74-stories up, a luxury condominium dubbed 1000M Chicago is the latest project by German-American architect Helmut Jahn.
27 October 2017
Think You Know The Best of The Cultural Mile? | A Cocktail With A Story To Tell
1000M’s unparalleled amenities package has a variety of options for celebrating your favorite beverages, including a Wine Tasting Room with private wine storage, and Club 1000, which has a full-service bar. But sometimes 1000M’s neighborhood’s collection of diverse bars calls on your inner cocktail nerd. One with a particularly strong pull is Milk Room at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (CAA).
20 October 2017
CHICAGO’S 1000M TOWER IS READY TO STAND TALL
2018 sets the beginning of a new and breathtaking step in Chicago’s identity. Designed by the award-winning architect and Chicago resident Helmut Jahn, the 1000M Tower is a massive 832-foot-tall glass building that will continue to fill out and reshape the Chicago skyline.
16 October 2017
Chicago’s 1000M Tower Could be Your Future Home
Chicago has always been known for its stunning architecture, and it seems that next year will begin a new and exciting chapter for the Windy City. 1000M, an imposing 832-foot-tall glass tower, is all set to reshape the city’s skyline; designed by the award-winning architect and longtime Chicago resident Helmut Jahn, the 323-unit condominium will stand 74 stories tall above Lake Michigan and Grant Park.
16 October 2017
An Expert’s Guide to the Chicago Cultural Mile | 1000M
Ask a tourist to name their favorite aspect of Chicago and the answers will come fast and furious: the dizzying diversity of dining experiences, an afternoon at the Friendly Confines, the opulence and energy of the Magnificent Mile. But ask a Chicagoan - any self-proclaimed expert on our Windy City - and the answer gets complex because Chicago is simply fabulous. She is a city who has always known how to build and rebuild, weaving each modern progress around, between and above her historic foundation. Nowhere in the city is this more distinct than the Chicago Cultural Mile. And from no vantage point is this impressive stretch more replete - and accessible - than from 1000M.
12 October 2017
Loop Luxury Tower Announces Amenity Floor With Salt Therapy Room, Virtual Golf
Developers of the 74-story Helmut Jahn-designed tower planned for The Loop are adding a whole new element to its wellness offerings for residents. According to a recent report from Crain’s, the building called 1000M recently announced its on-site wellness offerings will include a Himalayan salt therapy room, a yoga and meditation room, and a golf simulator room.
12 October 2017
Think You Know the Best of the Cultural Mile? | Welcome the Newest Additions to the Wabash Arts Corridor
The public art that enlivens Chicago is far from static, continually evolving with the works of local and international names. Along with EXPO CHICAGO, which brings world-renowned artists to exhibit throughout the city, Wabash Arts Corridor thrives as it continues to support new street art installations. As a 1000M resident, this immersive public art experience is a few steps from your porte-cochère.
10 October 2017
Chicago Agent Magazine: VIP Broker Event
On Wednesday, September 27th, the Helmut Jahn designed 1000M had its VIP broker event to debut its brand new sales gallery located at 1006 South Michigan. Guests enjoyed refreshments and a performance by Joseph Morales, from the cast of Hamilton: The Musical.
10 October 2017
Chicago’s Much-Anticipated Luxury Condominium Development, 1000M, Announces The Launch of Sales
Real estate co-developers Time Equities (TEI), JK Equities (JKE) and Oak Capitals (Oak), today announced the official launch of sales for 1000M, the ultra-luxury condominium development in Chicago. Located at 1000 South Michigan, along Chicago’s iconic Cultural Mile, the curving, cantilevering, 832-foot-tall glass tower will make a dramatic impact on Chicago’s world-famous skyline as one of its tallest towers. With the launch, comes the opening of the immersive and technologically-advanced, 8,000-square-foot sales gallery, located at 1006 South Michigan, with sales and marketing being handled by leading Chicago brokerage, @properties.
10 October 2017
Think You Know the Best of the Cultural Mile? | Seek Beauty for your Personal Collection
1000M’s proximity to beauty — from the Art Institute to Grant Park’s internationally acclaimed public art collection — is enviable. But 1000M residents also have ample opportunities to bring beauty home, since 1000M’s neighborhood is rich in art galleries.
10 October 2017
1000M Is Chicago’s Newest 832-Foot Glass Tower, and You Can Own a Part of It
From the John Hancock building to the Willis Tower, Chicago has always been known for its architecture. Next year, construction will begin for 1000M, an 832-foot-tall glass tower that will further shape the Windy City’s skyline as one of the tallest buildings in the city. Designed by architect and longtime Chicago resident Helmut Jahn, the 323-unit condominium development will soar 74 stories above Lake Michigan and Grant Park.
7 October 2017
Discover Where Nature Meets the City | The Perfect Setting
One of Chicago’s greatest assets is its collection of public artwork, many examples of which are in walking distance of 1000M along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Grant Park. EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Modern & Contemporary Art, annually brings a group of leading national and international galleries to exhibit in the soaring halls of Navy Pier. In collaboration with the Chicago Park District, EXPO CHICAGO presents IN/SITU Outside, providing galleries the opportunity to site large scale sculptures by internationally-renowned artists throughout the city, including right outside 1000M’s front door. This year, presented by David Zwirner Gallery, Isa Genzken’s Two Orchids is on display near Buckingham Fountain.
6 October 2017
Chicagoland's 5 Hottest Developments Now
Designed by internationally-renowned architect Helmut Jahn, with sophisticated interiors by acclaimed designer Kara Mann, 1000M is one of the most exciting new developments set to grace the Chicago skyline. Imagine breathtaking forever views of Lake Michigan, Grant Park, and the city with an expansive curated amenity package covering more than 40,000 square feet.
3 October 2017
First look inside planned Helmut Jahn condo tower
The developers of a planned 74-story condo tower on South Michigan Avenue are adding more than a pinch of salt to the menu of amenities they serve up for residents. They're adding a whole room: a Himalayan salt therapy room where users can reap the purported wellness benefits of surrounding oneself with salty air.
3 October 2017
Think You Know the Best of The Cultural Mile? | Seeking Beauty in Illusion
Just up the street from 1000M, the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College provides a chance to find beauty in illusion. Founded in 1976, MOCP is the premier museum for photography in the Midwest. Taking full advantage of its privileged location on Michigan Avenue, the museum’s exhibitions rotate through a vast group of recognized and emerging artists from both the national and international arenas, while also showcasing MOCP’s own rich permanent collection. In this way, it presents projects and exhibitions that embrace a wide range of contemporary aesthetics and technologies, offering an intimate and comprehensive visual study center.
15 September 2017
1000M: Chicago's Newest Ultra-Luxury Residential Tower
For urban connoisseurs, 1000M is a 74-story ultra-luxury residential tower designed by internationally-renowned architect Helmut Jahn. Offering an uncompromising commitment to the art of living through its place at the heart of Chicago’s Cultural Mile on storied Grant Park, the architecture of 1000M is inspired by the site’s location at the intersection of nature and the city. With 1000M, Jahn brings his deep understanding of Chicago and its rich architectural tradition to the building’s design, choreographing glass and metal into an 832-foot tower with 323 ultra-luxury residences.
10 September 2017
Discover Where Nature Meets the City | An Avian Treasure Hunt
Bird watching is a year-around treasure hunt that can take you all the over the world. Luckily at 1000M, you don’t have to venture far from your home’s porte-cochère to begin this unique pursuit. Grant Park, Chicago’s and your personal front lawn, has some crazy good opportunities for bird watching.
8 September 2017
Kara Mann Discusses Her Plans for Chicago's Newest Luxury Residence
"It pushes the envelope in terms of location," says the effortlessly cool Chicago designer Kara Mann of her latest project, the interiors for her native city's newest luxury residence, 1000M. If the building's developers wanted a creative mind who could transform an up-and-coming neighborhood into a hip destination, they picked the right girl. From her debut furniture line for Milling Road, which became an instant editor favorite when it launched at High Point a few years ago, to her interiors that marry luxe materials with modern sensibility for an edgy look that doesn't sacrifice comfort, Mann seems to possess a preternatural ability to give everything she touches a certain cool factor.
7 September 2017
Discover Where Nature Meets the City | A Change in Flight Plans: From An Airport to Bird Paradise
Keeping Grant Park pristine and unobstructed began after the initial declaration of natural preservation of Chicago’s lakeshore in 1836. Northerly Island, walking distance from 1000M, once housed Meigs Field Airport, which, after operating since 1947, came to an infamous end in 2013. While the controversial legacy of its nighttime shut down continues to raise eyebrows, new wings take to the sky on Northerly Island, which has become the best bird watching opportunity in Chicago’s bustling Loop.
6 September 2017
Five skyscrapers set to transform Chicago's skyline
American-German architect Helmut Jahn's tower for Chicago's South Loop is expected to top out at 832 feet (254 metres) and house 323 high-end residences. Jahn's design includes curving facades, with glass portions broken up by opaque metallic bands marking each floor plate, and a top surrounded by metal mesh.
22 August 2017
New building projects on iconic street target potential residents with prestige
A variety of luxury real estate firms and developers are appealing to affluent clientele through unique buildings that become part of famous city skylines on iconic streets.
21 August 2017
Take Your Time When Searching for Real Estate, Says Time Equities Chief
Francis Greenburger, the founder, chairman and CEO of Time Equities Inc., has been in the real estate business for 50 years, and in that time, his company owns 28.11 million square feet of assets across 30 states, five Canadian provinces, Germany, the Netherlands and Anguilla, British Virgin Islands.
15 August 2017
Discover Where Natures Meets the City | Fragments of History Outside Your Doorstep
Located on Chicago’s front yard, 1000M is enmeshed in the city’s deep history. Signs of how the city has evolved and continues to grow are right outside your doorstep. Not every historical remnant is obvious, though. Ever wonder what the two stone markers are just north of East Roosevelt Road and west of the Amtrak rail? They are the last fragments of the Central Station, a passenger train station erected on the southern end of Grant Park in 1893.
10 August 2017
Helmut Jahn's 1000M skyscraper poised to rise in Chicago
New renderings have been released of American-German architect Helmut Jahn's tower for Chicago's South Loop, as preparations for construction begin and sales of its luxury condominiums get ready to open.
19 July 2017
Another look at the South Loop’s upcoming 1000M tower
The marketing effort for the planned 74-story residential tower at 1000 S. Michigan Avenue continues with a refreshed website, a bus ad campaign, and the unveiling of a couple of new high-res images. The new renderings, provided exclusively to Curbed by the 1000M team, reveal how the 832-foot tower, along with a handful of other tall buildings, will continue to fill out and reshape the Chicago skyline while delivering hundreds of new residences—323 to be precise—to the South Loop neighborhood. With Chicago’s JAHN tapped to design the tower and Kara Mann overseeing interior duties, the tower is certainly one of the highest profile projects of this development cycle.
28 June 2017
A Day with Designer Kara Mann
Kara Mann has style. The designer, who splits her time between Chicago and New York, can usually be found in heels over three inches tall paired with her own unique mix of contemporary clothing. Her distinct aesthetic is on full display in her interiors and furnishings, too, where she deftly pairs luxe materials, blending edgy silhouettes with rich finishes that feature unexpectedly soft touches.
21 June 2017
Chicago Skyscraper 1000M Taps Kara Mann for Interior Design
Real estate developers Time Equities, JK Equities and Oak Capitals, partners behind 1000M, have selected Kara Mann to design the interiors of the 74-story condominium tower by Chicago architect Helmut Jahn.
19 June 2017
Michigan Avenue's 1000M Focuses on Inner Space
We don’t do a lot of news about interiors around here. But then we haven’t heard too much out of 1000M in a while, either. So that’s why we’re mentioning that the people behind Helmut Jahn’s new Michigan Avenue skyscraper have picked Kara Mann to kit out the inside of the 74-story tower.
16 June 2017
Helmut Jahn-Designed Skyscraper to Rise on Chicago's Historic Michigan Avenue
Renderings have been revealed for a new 832-foot-tall skyscraper that will rise from a current vacant lot on Chicago’s historic Michigan Avenue. Known as 1000M, the tower has been designed by JAHN, the practice helmed by one of Chicago’s most prolific architects, Helmut Jahn. The 74-story building will feature a blue-green glass curtain wall subdivided with metal horizontal spandrel panels, and a metallic mesh crown hovering over a rooftop terrace.
15 June 2017
New South Loop Tower to Get Kara Mann Treatment
Chicago interior designer Kara Mann was recently named interior designer and interior architect of an upcoming 74-story condo tower at 1000 South Michigan Avenue.
7 June 2017
Helmut Jahn on His Practice, His Career, and His Most Recent Chicago Project 1000M
Named for its address, 1000 South Michigan has been in the works for some time now. Originally set to be a “supertall” building at 1,000 feet, the design has since been scaled back a bit. It’s now 852 feet tall and cantilevers slightly over its neighbors. Stepped boxes have been replaced with sloped sides and curved corners. It’s intended to both fit into its context and stand out—a sleek and confident building bearing the mark of an architect who no longer needs to flash.
23 March 2017
A detailed look at 1000M, Helmut Jahn's 74-story South Loop condo tower
As the yet-to-be-built 74-story South Loop skyscraper known as 1000M prepares to start marketing its 323 luxury condominiums, a pair of newly-provided renderings offer the best look yet at the upcoming Helmut Jahn-designed tower. The 832-foot building will feature greenish blue glass, metal horizontal spandrels between each floor, and a crown screened in metallic mesh. Previous—and far less polished—renderings also hint at an unusual exterior lighting element repeated along the tower’s northeast edge.
26 February 2017
Think You Know the Best of the Cultural Mile? | Chicago Golf Guide
With Grant Park and Lake Michigan as your front yard, life at 1000M offers virtually endless outdoor possibilities. And if you’re a golfer, you’re in luck… Hop on a Divvy or take your own bike through the park and up the Lake Shore trail a few miles north to Chicago Park District’s Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course. Located at Waveland, this 9-hole course is a hidden sanctuary, offering amazing views of the lake, Montrose Harbor and the city skyline.
24 January 2017
Helmut Jahn's South Loop Skyscraper Will Finally Start To Rise In 2018
One of the most buzzed-about but curiously slow-moving skyscraper projects currently in development in Chicago finally has a start date. The massive, Helmut Jahn-designed tower slated for 1000 S. Michigan Ave. will break ground next year, one of the plan’s developers told the Tribune.
19 January 2017
New Skyline sprouting in South Loop as luxury apartment hit-rise breaks ground
The tallest of the new buildings is an 832-foot apartment and condominium tower set for 1000 S. Michigan Ave. Approved by the city last year, the Helmut Jahn-designed tower is 200 feet shorter than originally proposed, but would still rank as one of the tallest high-rises in Chicago.
11 May 2016
Site for planned 73-story tower sells for $17 million
Two New York developers that plan a 73-story residential tower on a vacant property across from Grant Park paid $17.2 million for the site, the latest in a series of deals that illustrate the real estate market's recent roller-coaster ride. A joint venture between JK Equities and Time Equities bought the parcel at 1000 S. Michigan Ave. last month from First American Bank, Cook County property records show. The site has been on a wild trip over the past decade or so, with its value soaring during the condominium boom, crashing after the bust and heading back up as the residential market bounced back.
21 April 2016
Helmut Jahn's 73-Story South Loop Skyscraper Clear City Panel
Helmut Jahn's sky-high vision for the South Loop is one step closer to reality. The Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday approved the 73-story, Jahn-designed tower proposed for 1000 S. Michigan Ave. If built, the tower would be among the tallest near the rapidly changing southern end of Grant Park.
1 March 2016
Helmut Jahn Proves Better Doesn't Have To Be Bigger
The court of public opinion voted down the original plan as too tall for the Michigan Avenue corridor. But instead of merely lopping off a couple hundred feet, Jahn went back to the drawing board to create an entirely different look for the structure, replacing the stacked-block design of the first tower with a curving, twisting tower that actually widens as it grows higher. In fact, that twist would have 1000 South Michigan hanging over its neighbor to the north, 1006 South Michigan, a landmarked building that happens to also be owned by Times Equities, the developer of the Jahn tower.
24 September 2015
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.
24 September 2015
Check out Helmut Jahn's new 86-story South Loop Tower
Architect Helmut Jahn is designing an 86-story South Loop residential tower that would resemble a stack of four tall boxes, with the widest at the top. The glassy tower proposed for 1000 S. Michigan Ave. would contain 506 residential units and parking for 598 cars, according to plans that appeared on the city clerk's website late yesterday.