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Lake Point Tower

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Address

505 N. Lake Shore Dr.

Neighborhood

Downtown

Architect

Schipporeit & Heinrich, 1968

Description

Lake Point Tower, with its curvaceous glass facade, is the only high-rise east of Lake Shore Drive. The architects were both students of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Its odd Y-shape is carefully calculated so that all units have unobstructed lake views but residents cannot see into each other's windows. The building's podium is topped by an expansive 2.5-acre rooftop garden designed by renowned landscape architect Alfred Caldwell. Many celebrities have called Lake Point Tower home, including Sammy Sosa, Scottie Pippen, Tom Cruise, David Axelrod and Alice Cooper.