Lake Point Tower (Chicago)

August 25, 2012

Construction Started: 1965

Construction Completed: 1968

Height: 645 feet

Architects: Schipporeit and Heinrich


The Lake Point Tower was inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s 1922 design for a glass-curtained skyscraper in Berlin. Due to the location of the 70 story apartment building's location, right next to the lake, it had to be built to withstand the high winds. The architects implemented a triangular core 59 feet across in length, which contains nine elevators and three stairwells. The building is noticeably not within the cluster of other buildings as it is the only skyscraper east of lake shore drive. The building is so iconic to Chicago because of it's curvy architecture.

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