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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  • July 12, 2017
    This building is grand on many scales but what sets it apart from other skyscrapers is that it is not near many other buildings of similar height so it really stands out. It is one of the first buildi...  more »
  • May 24, 2017
    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 »
  • May 7, 2017
    The Pier, is situated in a beautiful and giant building where you can get great pictures, it is a place that you visit it when you're at the Pier
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  • June 24, 2017
    Amazing views. Excellent and clean amenities. Large spaces to host guests.
  • April 19, 2017
    You are at walking distance from the navy pier. The view is a memorable thing
  • January 13, 2017
    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
  • June 9, 2017
    Looking over Navy Pier be part of the crowd without being overwhelmed.
  • June 21, 2017
    Loved it my whole life sick an amazing building

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