1000M features two main components: a square base with a lip on one side and a tower that sits back from the edge of the base, which features rounded edges and twists slightly as it rises.

Chicago’s newest residential skyscraper opened this past week on the western edge of Grant Park.

The 73-story tall 1000M was designed by architect Helmut Jahn, who died in a bicycle accident in 2021. He started working on the building’s design in 2015. Construction began in 2019 but stalled during the COVID-19 pandemic and as financing from Goldman Sachs fell through. Construction resumed in 2022.

The building’s structure was completed in late summer 2023, and the blue-green glass façade was completed soon thereafter. The project’s fabricator and glazier was BVGlazing Systems. Guardian Glass supplied 8 mm and 10 mm SunGuard SNE 50 on UltraClear glass. The 1000M project won a Commercial Project Award at Guardian Glass’ annual event recognizing fabricators and glaziers of commercial projects throughout North America

1000M features two main components: a square base with a lip on one side and a tower that sits back from the edge of the base, which features rounded edges and twists slightly as it rises. Resident balconies have been set back from the glass façade. Profiled aluminum paneling was originally planned for the entire exterior but is now only on the Michigan Avenue façade to tie into the historical context of the street.

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