|Current rendering of Jahn's tower all the way on the right.|
Will be scaled down according to reports.
Architect Helmut Jahn is scaling back an 86-story residential tower planned on South Michigan Avenue.
A zoning attorney representing the project's developer confirmed today that the architect is redesigning the proposed skyscraper at 1000 S. Michigan Ave., which was originally slated to be 1,001 feet tall.
"Helmut and Phil Castillo (a partner in his Chicago-based firm) are working on it right now," said attorney Jack George, shareholder at Chicago-based Schuyler Roche & Crisham. "I haven't seen the latest rendering with an exterior height, but it's going to be shorter than what we filed for" last year.
While not as spectacular, it still would be a big addition to the neighborhood. Stay tuned to hear how this one progresses.
(Hat tip: NR!)