Construction stopped on 74-story South Michigan tower

Construction stopped on 74-story South Michigan tower

The developers of the 1000 M skyscraper, a 74-story Michigan Ave. condominium has stopped the construction of the Helmut Jahn-designed structure. The developers say that construction is halted to prevent spread of the COVID-19. The developers said in a statement quoted by Crain’s Chicago Business and The Chicago Tribune say, “When the COVID-19 situation arose, we had workers underground, working shoulder to shoulder, making it effectively impossible to maintain proper social distancing.”

They added, “We consulted with our experts and we all felt the safest route was to temporarily halt construction on-site to ensure worker safety.” The developers are Time Equities, JK Equities, and Oak Capitals. They said on June 4 that the work on the $470 million project is stopped since the first phase of foundation work was completed.

It’s unclear when the work had stopped or when work will resume on the project. Skyscraper Forum website commentators have suggested that COVID-19 may have halted the work, but the main reason for the halting is the pandemic’s economic impact, rather than worker safety.

Other projects kept on going in Chicago. However, civil disturbances caused temporary stoppages, but overall contractors managed to keep the work going. They observed the safe distancing, staggered work shifts, temperature checks, and other measures.

According to the developers, off-site work continues, such as “signing subcontracts, procuring and testing the curtain wall, processing our building permits and finalizing construction documents, among other items — which allow the project to generally stay on track.” They added, “We will resume work on-site when we feel the situation has fully stabilized.”

Guest Writer

Related Posts
Joliet appoints Lieutenant Dawn Malec as new Interim Chief of Police
Lieutenant Dawn Malec has been appointed as the Interim Chief of Police of the Joliet
EXPO CHICAGO plans to organize virtual exposition for April dates
Tony Karman, the director of EXPO CHICAGO decided last spring to postpone the September fair
Chicago Steel announce acquisition of two new players
The Chicago Steel will have two new players in its roster soon. The team announced
Aaron Nieckula becomes manager of Joliet Slammers
The Joliet Slammers announced the appointment of Aaron Nieckula as its new field manager. Nieckula
Junior Joliet College announces activation of 1.3 MW onsite solar system
Junior Joliet College (JJC) is the first public community college of the nation located in
Pritzker calls for more COVID-19 vaccines
JB Pritzker, the governor of Illinois, is calling for more coronavirus vaccines for his state.
Elgin teachers and supporters plan to rally for safe school return
The Board of Education (BOE) of the School District U46 is going to hold a
4 dead following shooting spree in Chicago area
Four people are dead, including the suspect, after an hourslong shooting spree across the Chicago
Spring Naperville Youth Soccer and Premier Soccer Registration Opens Jan. 12
Online registration for Spring Naperville Youth Soccer Academy and Naperville Premier Soccer University is set
City of Joliet Appoints James V. Capparelli to City Manager
The City of Joliet City Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. James