Helmut Jahn Proves Better Doesn’t Have To Be Bigger

1 March 2016

“Four months after introducing the public to his proposed 1,030-foot tower 1000 South Michigan, architect Helmut Jahn was back in the spotlight Monday night to debut his new-and-improved vision for the site in the South Loop.

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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A rendering of a past design of 1000M, by starchitect Helmut Jahn