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Lake Point Tower Condominium, Chicago

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 20 reviews on the web
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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  • It is a modernist building dating back to 1968! It is elegant and beautiful in its simple style! :-) 
  • Interesting gtattacielo built in the second half of 1900, with a particular shape to withstand strong winds meant to do it Y coming from Lake Michigan (Chicago is also known as the windy city ...). Dark in color, is located on Lake Shore Drive in front of the Navy Pier, well insulated and with stunning views to the apartments and houses
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  • Located at the beginning of Navy Pier, this building was also very recognizable. It is a high-rise residential building where the views over the Lake must be very impressive.
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  • A top residential location in the city (only one east of Lake Shore Drive). Great service staff who provide everything anyone needs!
  • Great building to visit if you go to the restaurant upstairs!
  • As a local Realtor, I've got the scoop on this place and I can tell you it's amazing! Right now in April of 2014 they are going top to bottom refinishing all the common area hallways with new carpet and fresh decor. This iconic building, its' wonderful residents and awesome amenity floor is a solid choice for your home in the city!
  • Nice view
  • Wow - easily my favorite views of the city, particularly from the restaurant windows. Gorgeous interior, a nice old-fashiony but modern feel inside.
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