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Lake Point Tower, Chicago: 2 reviews and 3 photos

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Favorite thing: One of a few outstanding tall buildings in a city full of tall buildings, Lake Point Tower dates from 1968 and is the masterpiece of German-born Chicago school architect Mies van der Rohe. Mies (to his fans) created the undulating glass curtain walls by modifying a design he had originally proposed for a Berlin apartment tower in 1922. Lake Point Tower's superb location at the base of Navy Pier guarantees that it will never be crowded out by inferior neighbors - it really does stand out on the skyline. When built in the 1960s, Lake Point Tower was the tallest concrete building in the world. I've always wanted to be invited to one of the apartments: I've heard that the views are incredible.

Lake Point Tower is 645 feet tall - and contains 70 stories. I read that it is the shortest 70 story building in the world! Street address is 505 N. Lake Shore Blvd.

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  • Written Jul 12, 2007
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