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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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."

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16 March 2018

The new class of skyscrapers that will forever change the Chicago skyline

As the birthplace of the skyscraper and home to one of the world’s greatest skylines, Chicago is reinventing itself with new batch of very tall, high profile towers. This Helmut Jahn-created condo building at 1000 S. Michigan Avenue will make a sizable impact on Chicago’s southern skyline when it eventually soars 832-feet over Grant Park. The glassy skyscraper will replace a surface parking lot with 323 luxury condominiums with interiors designed by Kara Mann.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.​

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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