Best New Development: 1000M

22 January 2018

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. All 323 interiors and the 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor common spaces are under the direction of Kara Mann, who has brought her edgy sophistication to all the finishes and layouts. Amenities include a hotel-style pool and sun deck with cabanas and loungers, a spa with meditation room, plunge pools, a beauty bar and hydration station, a library lounge, a music conservatory and Club 1000 on floor 72 — a sleekly designed space that brings the outdoors in and features a massive black stone fireplace, unique green walls and a full-service bar. Construction starts later this year, and we think it’s fair to say that it will change the landscape of Michigan Avenue and beyond.”


Best New Chicago Development: 1000M
Best New Development: 1000M


CS Interiors January 2018 Issue

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.”

Superbowl-ing at 1000M

“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.”

1000M's Level 72 Winter Garden and Club
Club 1000 in Level 72

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Spaces Fit for The Ultimate Dinner Party

2 January 2018

“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.”

Read the full story on the Unique Homes’ blog.

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.

Not only is the South Loop a hotspot for attention-grabbing development—its also home to the historic Printers Row and Motor Row buildings, college campuses, the Wabash Arts Corridor, theaters, jazz clubs and is within arms reach of Millennium Park, McCormick Place, Museum Campus and Soldier Field.”

Read the full story on Curbed.

1000M – Extraordinary Michigan Avenue Condominium Residences


Top Penthouses to Watch New Year’s Eve Celebrations

31 December 2017

“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.”

Read the full story on Unique Homes’ blog.

Developers Tell Condo Buyers: You Don’t Need To Bring Your Car

7 December 2017

“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.

Scheduled for completion in 2021, 1000M will have 323 condo units that range from $557,000 to $8.5 million, based on preliminary pricing.

The SUV service will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Anticipating that demand for the car service will be strong, the company plans to lease leftover parking spots in the garage to car-sharing services, Mr. Karlik says. Still, the units are more marketable with the in-building parking option, he adds. ‘People are still attached to their cars.'”

Read the full story on the Wall Street Journal website.



4 December 2017

“Game day is always better with a group of friends. The first choice is often a sports bar, but they tend to get crowded — you can’t see the TV, you can’t find a seat and your wing order is taking forever! Why not stay home and enjoy the game instead? These luxury developments have the best entertaining spaces for residents to watch football, whether it be solo or hosting a group of friends.

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.”

Read the full story at Unique Homes’ blog.


How to Specify: HVAC

28 November 2017

“HVAC encompasses everything from your kitchen exhaust fan to towers controlling the interior climate of city-sized malls. While it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by HVAC specification, architects, by no means, need to know everything. Typically, the design of an HVAC system is delegated to a specialist consultant who works in coordination with the architectural team on a project. Therefore, architects need to be familiar with various types of HVAC systems and their relative strengths. In this article, we focus on the aspects of HVAC specification that architects should have a handle on; as an architect, it is your job to be aware of your own priorities and work to ensure a system that will minimally impact the aesthetics of your intended design.

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.”

Read the full story on Architizer.


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.

5 Residential Buildings for the Remote Entrepreneur

9 November 2017

“Last year, 43 percent of Americans spent time working remotely, a number that is certain to increase as we move further into the digital age. Developers are taking notice, integrating new amenities that seamlessly blend work and play. The following five standout properties include everything from dedicated coworking spaces to privately managed fiber-optic Internet networks. Purchasing a residence at any of these communities will ensure residents stay connected with colleagues and clients while enjoying the creature comforts of home.

This luxury Chicago high-rise (1000M) 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.”

Read the full story on the Robb Report.


Sprawling 71st-floor penthouse in Helmut Jahn’s ‘1000M’ tower wants $8.1M

6 November 2017

“Still months away from breaking ground, Chicago’s 832-foot-tall 1000M condo tower is steadily ramping up its marketing efforts. Over the weekend, the first residential unit in the upcoming skyscraper—a nearly 5,500-square-foot penthouse on the 71st floor—hit the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for an eye-watering $8.1 million.

Featuring four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a private terrace, and higher than standard ceilings, the unbuilt residence is seeking nearly $1500 per foot. It would be located directly below the tower’s 72nd floor resident lounge and wrap-around outdoor terrace.

Dubbed ‘Club 1000’ and featuring a living green wall and a full service bar, the shared space is just one piece of the luxury tower’s 40,000 square feet of amenity space. Other offerings include a fitness center, library, music conservatory, formal dining room, 11th floor landscaped pool deck, and a spa with a Himalayan salt therapy room.”

Read the full story on Curbed.