Lake Point Tower | Chicago, Illinois, USA

I am so happy that there is so much information about this building in internet. I literally spent hours watching videos and pictures about this place!! If you find the time to watch all the videos, you will learn all about this gorgeous skyscraper. Which means that there is no need of me to write the same information. Here are some facts about it, in case that you don’t want to watch the videos (I recommend you to watch them).

  • Construction start: 1964
  • Construction finish: 1968
  • Type: Skyscraper
  • Stories: 70
  • Elevators: nine
  • Designed by John Heinrich and George Schipporeit,  the two were students of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
  • Every window of every residential unit in the building has a view of Lake Michigan.
  • On top of the building there is a circular penthouse occupied by a restaurant.
  • World’s tallest reinforced concrete building from 1968 until 1971.
  • The building’s curves were calculated so residents cannot see into each other’s windows.
  • The design was influenced by a visionary skyscraper for Berlin drawn in 1922 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
  • Tallest all-residential building in the world from 1968 until 1993.
  • Lake Point Tower is located on the peninsula which leads into Navy Pier, one of Chicago’s most popular tourist attractions.
  • The three arms are equally spaced at 120 degree angles.
  • Lake Point Tower was the first commission its architects ever received.
  • To perfect the uninterrupted simplicity of the tower’s facade, heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems were hidden in the fixed window sashes.
  • Lake Point Tower is the only tall building in Chicago east of Lake Shore Drive.
  • The structural/elevator core at the center is triangular.

Information: emporislakepointtower and chicagoarchitecture

Enjoy the aerial views of Chicago 🙂


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