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Lake Point Tower Condominium, Chicago

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Lake Point Tower is a high-rise residential building located on a promontory of the Lake Michigan lakefront in downtown Chicago, just north of the Chicago River at 505 North Lake Shore Drive. It is located in the Streeterville neighborhood of the Near North Side community area. It rises somewhat apart from the urban cluster of downtown Chicago in a composition that sets off and punctuates the skyline. The building is also the only skyscraper in downtown Chicago east of Lake Shore Drive.DevelopmentThe architects for Lake Point Tower were John Heinrich and George Schipporeit, working under the firm name of Schipporeit and Heinrich; the two were students of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the best known architects of the Bauhaus movement and International Style school, who taught at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Lake Point Tower was completed in 1968, is approximately 645ft tall, and was the tallest apartment building in the world at that time. The project developer was William F. Hartnett, Jr., chairman and founder of Hartnett-Shaw Development Company, which was responsible for more than 260 residential and commercial real estate developments in the United States from 1961–1983.
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  • Very unique building of the '60s. Every unit in the building has a stunning view of the lake and/or the city skyline. Beautifully designed. Offers best, uninterrupted views of the amazing city of Chic...  more »
  • Any city has some prominent landmarks that may be not that outstanding from the architectural standards of finesse and beauty, but they still are the significant part of the city and its modern histor...  more »
  • The building oversees Lake Michigan and Navy pier. It does have a unique shape and you can see it as you drive by Lakeshore Drive but there is nothing much to the building to see. It is always shown a...  more »
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  • Amazing views. Excellent and clean amenities. Large spaces to host guests.
  • You are at walking distance from the navy pier. The view is a memorable thing
  • My husband and I had a great dinner at Cite. Breath taking views, the restaurant is very romantic, quite and private. The food was excellent and the drinks menu sure has something for everyone
  • Looking over Navy Pier be part of the crowd without being overwhelmed.
  • Loved it my whole life sick an amazing building