Lake Point Tower

Location: 505 North Lake Shore Drive
Architect: John Heinrich & George Schipporeit
Completed: 1968
Height: 645 ft (197 m)
Floor Count: 70
 

Lake Point Tower is one of the most highly recognizable skyscrapers in the Chicago skyline. Its prominent location is the only skyscraper east of Lake Shore Drive. Set apart from the dense urban fabric of downtown, the tower boasts unobstructed views to the North, South and East. Designed by architects John Heinrich & George Schipporeit, Lake Point Tower was their first profession commission. Both Heinrich & Schipporeit were students of renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at IIT (Illinois Institute of Technology). Designed in the international style, the architecture beautifully expresses the first curved glass curtain-wall construction. Bronze tinted glazing glows in beautiful golden hues when bathed in sunlight. The asymmetrical undulating form of the tower was specifically designed to prevent undesirable views from residence to residence. Upon its completion in 1968, Lake Point Tower was the tallest residential structure in the world. The tower features a circular penthouse on the 70th floor which houses, Cité, a world-class restaurant with stunning 360-degree views. The simple elegance & graceful curves of this skyscraper has indeed solidified its position as a Chicago architectural icon. If you’re looking to purchase a piece of the Chicago skyline this luxe two-bedroom, three bath residence on the 60th floor retains the original minimalist design with many modern updates. Truly a (Chicago) chic offering. 


 

Lake Point Tower - Lake view 1

Lake Point Tower amongst the Chicago skyline.

 

Lake Point Tower - Lake view 2

Lake Point Tower’s graceful curves are a product of its unique Y-shaped floor plan.

 

Lake Point Tower - 2

One of the towers most exceptional features is lush 2.5-acre park raised 3-stories above street level.

 

Lake Point Tower - Entry

Lobby & circular drive is flood with natural light from a central oculus that punctures the park above.

 

Lake Point Tower - 3

View of the soaring skyscraper through the central oculus.

 

 

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