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

16 March 2018

“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.

While Chicago hasn’t completed an 800-footer since 2010, that’s about to change and in a big way. Three projects exceeding that mark are already under construction with many more patiently waiting in the wings.

And with big name designers like Jahn, Viñoly, Stern, Pelli, Gang, Smith, and Gill on board, the newest generation of tall towers is raising the bar both literally and architecturally.

Here’s a look at new class of skyscrapers that will redefine Chicago’s iconic skyline.

1000M by Helmut Jahn


Status: Approved

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.

Project developers Time Equities, Oaks Capital, and JK Equities are currently pre-sales mode and have listed a number of units including a South Loop record-shattering $8.1 million penthouse. Provided sales go well, 1000M could break ground later this year.

First unveiled to the public in 2015 as an 86-story supertall comprised of offset cantilevered boxes, the design was shorted during the city approval process and redrawn into a curvy, 74-story tower seen above.”

Read the full list on Curbed Chicago.