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Lake Point Tower

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Address: 505 N. Lake Short Drive, Chicago, IL
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US$48.00*
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Beauty of the late 60s

It is a modernist building dating back to 1968! It is elegant and beautiful in its simple style! :-)

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
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Springfield, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The building oversees Lake Michigan and Navy pier. It does have a unique shape and you can see it as you drive by Lakeshore Drive but there is nothing much to the building to see. It is always shown as part of the architectural river cruises.

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Budapest
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

It is a modernist building dating back to 1968! It is elegant and beautiful in its simple style! :-)

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Stumbled upon this nice building on my way to Navy Pier. It's very impressive and it's definitely a city mark during night. Great position, facing Lake Michigan. I am sure the views inside are breathtaking.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Having my office at Lake Point Tower was one of the best times of my career. We strung 7 apartments together and shared a floor with Marlo Thomas, Phil Donohue and Alice Cooper! What an eclectic combo! This building Was heavily influenced by the Mies Van Der Rohe school of architecture but not one of his. It has been a... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

This tower has a very nice view.. pple say ophra lives in the penthouse of the tower.. It directly faces the michigan lake.. The structure of the tower is very unique it's also located close to Navy Pier

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Flint, mi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

I visited this place during "Open House Chicago". The garden park terrace on the parking garage roof was open to public viewing. It is located on the third floor level. This is a wonderful place. Look at the photos to see what this hidden garden and woodland spot is like. Enjoy... and plan to visit if this place is open... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

Lake shore drive is the main thoroughfare along the lake that connects south Chicago with the north suburbs eventually it goes south to Indiana and north to Wisconsin. This tower was the only building that was constructed east of the highway. They then decided to keep the land close to the lake for parks which I am glad they did.... More 

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Lafayette, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

We lived at LPT in the 1990's and enjoyed every minute of it. They views are fabulous as there are no other tall building directly next to it. It is the only building on the lake side of LSD. Most of the building is high enough to avoid the street noise. It's a perfect vantage point for the July 4th... More 

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Flemington, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

Just an incredible view - worth it just to have a drink at the restaurant on the top floor, or better yet, dinner!

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

I enjoy the design of this building. It was built in 1968 and at the time was the tallest block of flats in the world. Its shape is clearly a forerunner of the modern architectural craze of avoiding straight lines and anything that looks like a perpendicular, and cladding everything in functional or non-functional glass. I imagine the curves also... More 

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Streeterville
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.
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