September 20, 2006

Lake Point Tower in Chicago

POST #    2250

We didn't get to walk around too much to look at the architecture in Chicago, but we did walk by Lake Point Tower. The building was completed in 1968 and was the tallest all-residential building in Chicago from its completion until 1993. The three sections of the building are at 120° increments and it was designed so nobody could see into other people's apartments and everyone has a view of Lake Michigan.

Check out Emporis for a lot more interesting information on Lake Point Tower (including the facts that I mentioned above).

Posted by tien mao in Photos, Travel at 8:23 AM



on an architectural tour they told us that lake point tower is the only high-rise east of lake shore drive.. it's actually illegal to build like that east of lsd, but the loophole was that it was built on landfill, not land.

Posted by: rachelle at September 20, 2006 11:12 AM

In my country we don't have buildings with more than 20 floors maybe. Seeing this is is quite unbelievable. Our blocks here have arroudn 7-10 levels, not 50.

It's gorgeous and I like the idea of the Lake Michigan and someone not looking into my apartment

Posted by: Alex Ion at September 20, 2006 5:26 PM

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