Lake Point Tower
Lake Point Tower
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Bill B
Bel Air, MD18,445 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Lake Point Tower at 55 years old is both modern and timeless. At its completion, it was the tallest residential building in the world. The three unique curving 'arms' present a striking and unique view of undulating black glass. At the same time, the building reflects the sky and weather, which it was designed to withstand, and appears to stand guard over Navy Pier.
Written 23 October 2023
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Martin S
Cranford, NJ1,695 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
I think the look is cool. My research says it was designed by architects who were the students of the famous Mies van der Rohe. It’s 700 feet high and was built over 50 years ago. Whoever designed it and for whatever reason it is the only tall building on the east side of Lake Shore Drive, my eyes just like to look at it!

It has been in many movies and has been the home to many rich and famous people. Plus, every unit gets amazing views of the lake and the Chicago Skyline.

It’s one of a kind and key in the awesome Chicago Skyline.
Written 23 September 2019
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Irina
United States13,537 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
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 history. In London, it is the famous Center Point, in Chicago it can be Lake Point Tower. Why not? It looks quite impressive from any angle, sort of like a gigantic light-house (dark-colored), quite important and necessary for us and the city. Very ageless and photogenic, at that.
Written 22 March 2017
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK5,690 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Just before the Navy pier you can easily spot the Lake Point Tower, a marvellous newer building on Chicago's skyline, beautiful curved design and coloured outer panels, worth finding.
Written 20 October 2019
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Travelcooking
London, UK3,716 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Standing alone on the lakefront side of Lake Shore Drive, is a gorgeous building with graceful curves, Lake Point Tower. It is unique, not because of its amazing architecture but because there is a law against building on the Lake front, so it is truly one of a kind. On top of the building there is a restaurant, you may have seen in movies like Divergent. I believe you would enjoy visiting it. It is a place to see for sure!
Written 24 November 2017
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mcmac53
Saint Cloud, FL441 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The lake was designated for all of the people. Rich people got this built for rich people. And now they complain about the noise from Navy Pier. lol They would have preferred the pier stay empty so they could have quiet. Too bad. Navy Pier is the number one tourist attraction in Illinois.
Written 4 September 2012
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,384 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Chicago boasts many landmark buildings, from residences to skyscrapers, but perhaps none of them is more distinctive than Lake Point Tower. It is one of the first structures you notice when flying in or out of Chicago or driving north or south on Lake Shore Drive. Its distinct shape and location make it a remarkable landmark. Its design was futuristic at the time of its construction. Even today, the 1960s tower still looks modern. Located at 505 North Lake Shore Drive, near the Lake Michigan Bridge and Navy Pier and the Chicago River, Lake Point Tower was designed by John Heinrich and George Schipporeit, students of Mies van der Rohe. It was partially derived from a sketch that van der Rohe made in 1921. The building was completed in 1968 and, at the time, was the tallest apartment building in the world, reaching a height of 645 feet. Over the years, my wife and I have visited friends who lived in the building and we were always awed by the spectacular views of Lake Michigan, the shoreline and downtown Chicago. Because of a city law, developers are prohibited from constructing another building near Lake Point Tower. Hence, residents will always have a view unlike any other.
Written 3 February 2019
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DnDvn
Deer Park, NY482 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017
We saw this building first on our Seadog Boat Tour. My little guy quickly pointed to it and said it looked like a Giant Fidget Spinner, which it really did. There is an interesting story behind why and how it was built where it is but I will leave that to the tour guides to share with you.
Written 22 August 2017
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Steven
Chicago, IL2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I would have given five stars especially since the general manager Jim Stecko could've been nicer, however his employees, the doormen Rich and Kenny are very rude and unpleasant to engage with.

I walked into the building said hello to everyone at the desk and stated that I'm here to show a unit and Rich exact words to me were "me put your car in the garage" no hello at all just an evil look on his face barking orders. Maybe that's his natural look, I do not know and I do not care.

What I do know especially with 24 years of management under my belt, Rich would have been terminated along time ago. Jim the general manager was standing right there and did not say a word. Which led me to believe he's either afraid of these thug acting, suppose to be professional doorman or he's an enabler of they're toxic unprofessional behavior. I've dealt with a lot of doormen in this Chicago and they all have been very pleasant and helpful unlike these thugs at Lake Point Tower who are the worst of the worst.

My client and I spoke to several guest about the building and they all stated, they love the building and amenities except for the doormen Rich and Kenny. That speaks volumes. Moving forward I will discourage any and all clients to not buy or rent in this building
Written 23 July 2022
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt542 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
I liked so much this building design more than the others. It has strange curvy surfaces that look wonderful.
Written 16 June 2019
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