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The South Loop's Next Tallest Skyscraper Could Be Helmut Jahn-Designed

By Kate Shepherd in News on Sep 24, 2015 7:03PM


Just hours after architect Rafael Viñoly proposed a new 76-story skyscraper for the South Loop, plans were unveiled for a new Helmut Jahn-designed 86-story tower at 1000 S. Michigan, according to Curbed.

The glassy residential high-rise would stand 1030-feet, making it one of the tallest buildings in Chicago, according to Curbed. It would be the fifth tallest or sixth tallest if the Wanda Vista tower is completed before it. It would also be the tallest building for award-winning Jahn, and his second ever residential building, after 600 N. Fairbanks.

506 residential units, 598 parking spaces and retail space are planned for the tower. The units are expected to be a mix of rentals and condos, according to Crain's.

Plans for the tower appeared late Wednesday on City Clerk Susana Mendoza's site and the zoning application is being introduced at Thursday's City Council meeting, Crain's reported.

Both the Viñoly and Jahn buildings will be interesting additions to the South Loop where the tallest building is currently 62-story One Museum Park. The South Loop is booming; just this week alone, a new hotel and apartment building next to McCormick Place and a 48-story apartment building have both been proposed for the neighborhood.