Monday, April 1, 2019

Chicago's Lake Point Tower

Photos by Retiring Guy

50 years later, Lake Point Tower is a singular achievement — and let's hope it stays that way.  (Chicago Tribune, 9/20/2018)
As Lake Point Tower, once the world’s tallest all-residential high-rise, celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend, it’s an apt time to reflect on its legacy. The 70-story condominium tower, which sits just west of Navy Pier at 505 N. Lake Shore Drive, is both hero and villain, though it is more the former than the latter.

And as our Chicago architecture boat tour guide noted, it is the shortest 70-story building in the world, due to its relatively low ceiling heights (9 feet).

Even from a distance, from the front steps of the Field Museum of Natural History, the builidng stands alone.

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