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Podium Tops out for 1000M in South Loop

Superstructure work has now surpassed the top of the podium for 1000M, a 73-story residential apartment tower rising at 1000 S Michigan Avenue in South Loop. The 788-foot tower is currently the city’s second tallest active construction project, surpassed only by the 850-foot Salesforce Tower in River North. Developed in partnership between JK Equities, Time Equities, and Oak Capitals, plans have pivoted from 506 condominiums to 738 rentals after an initial construction hiatus. In late 2021 following this two-year pause, the developers received a $304.5 million loan from Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank for work to resume. The design by the late Helmut Jahn has shifted only slightly with a small height reduction.

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The Reed at Southbank

Facade Work Begins on The Reed at Southbank

Metal paneling, glass, and painted concrete are all now visible for The Reed at Southbank, a 41-story residential building rising at 234 W Polk Street in South Loop. Developed by Lendlease, Southbank itself refers to a larger four-building masterplan that split off from CMK‘s planned Riverline development just to the south. This Southbank masterplan also comes with an extended stretch of Riverwalk and a small urban park located in its center.

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1000M Continues Ascent in South Loop

As concrete and steel continue to rise, the podium is now taking shape for a planned 73-story residential tower known as 1000M, located at 1000 S Michigan Avenue in South Loop. At a revised height of 788 feet, the skyscraper is currently one of Chicago’s tallest active construction projects, helping to expand city’s skyline further south. After a 20-month stall, developer trio JK Equities, Time Equities, and Oak Capitals have updated their condominium plans to 738 rental units, ranging in size from studios up through three-bedrooms.

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