Changes in Design & Height in the Works For New 1000 S. Michigan Tower?

Posted by Helaine Cohen on Saturday, January 9th, 2016 at 11:09am.

1000 S. Michigan Condos & Apartments

Back in September, plans for a new 86-story tower in the South Loop were revealed, bringing excitement to both those of us in the real estate industry and those who just want to see another supertall skyscraper added to Chicago’s already iconic skyline.

If plans move forward for Helmut Jahn's original design, the new South Loop apartment/condo combination tower will stretch 1,001 feet high, or a height that’s right on par with a couple other new developments in the works like Jeanne Gang's proposed Vista Tower in Lake Shore East and Rafael Viñoly's 76-story project slated for 113 E. Roosevelt.

However, reports are now surfacing about a change in both the design and height of Helmut Jahn’s latest creation, bringing the future tower down to a final height of 823 feet and removing the “supertall” title altogether.

News about the changes were first noted on the Skyscraper page forum, although nothing appears to be official as of now. As mentioned from a recent post on Curbed, if the final height of the building is dropped to 823, it would move the proposed project for 1000 S. Michigan down to 13th place on Chicago’s current list of tallest high-rises.

Helaine Cohen, Chicago Real Estate Broker

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