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Chicago-based Kara Mann tapped for interior design of Helmut Jahn’s South Loop tower

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The interior designer will provide multiple finish packages for the project’s 323 condominiums

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The team behind 1000M—a 74-story condo tower proposed for 1000 S. Michigan—has announced the addition of Kara Mann to serve as interior designer and interior architect for the upcoming South Loop project. The Chicago-based designer is primarily known for her work in high-end single family residences but has more recently ventured into the hospitality and high-rise segment. Mann was responsible for Chicago’s newly relaunched Talbott Hotel and the interiors and communal spaces within OneEleven—a high-end rental building that opened in the Loop in 2014.

Similar to the under-construction Vista Tower, 1000M will offer prospective condo buyers four different interior finish packages to choose from. In addition to designing the building’s 323 individual for-sale residences, Mann’s firm will be responsible for the 832-foot tower’s nearly 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity space. Owners of upper floor units will also have the option for the designer to stage and decorate their large private balconies as “outdoor rooms.”

Slated to soar over the edge of Chicago’s Grant Park and provide sweeping views of the Museum Campus and Lake Michigan, 1000M comes from development partners Time Equities, JK Equities, and Oak Capitals. Drawn by renowned local architect Helmut Jahn, the skyscraper was first proposed as a 1000-foot stack of stepped, cantilevered boxes. After receiving new guidelines from Chicago’s Commission of Landmarks, the design was subsequently cut down and re-sculpted into a more curving, twisting form.

According to its developers, a brick-and-motor sales center for the building’s condominium units is on track to open in “early fall” of this year. Provided sales go as well as expected, construction on the tower is anticipated to begin sometime next year. The development site at 1000 S. Michigan is currently occupied by a surface parking lot.

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