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

24 September 2015

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

What Jahn has been working on all this time is an 86-story tower that steps back in the exact same fashion other skyscrapers don’t. Meaning, it gets wider as it goes higher. The skyscraper literally hangs over 1006 South Michigan Avenue.”

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