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Lake Point Tower- The Right Choice for You
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Chicago is a bustling cultural hub of restaurants, museums and literary and film innovations, but perhaps no hallmark of the crown jewel of the Midwest is as visually celebrated as the city’s architecture. From the Skidmore Owings & Merill designs that house Chicago’s titans of industry to the single family residences that dot the waterfront, the city’s architecture is a thing of beauty, a thing to admire…and now a place where you can actually live! Lake Point Tower, a 70 story condominium at 505 N. Lake Shore Drive, was ranked #26 on Chicago Magazine’s Top 40 Chicago buildings, and condo units are available for sale now!

Lake Point Tower was designed by John Heinrich and George Schipporeit, both students of Mies van der Rohe, one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture. It was inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s 1922 design for a glass-curtained skyscraper in Berlin. At the time it was completed in 1968 Lake Point Tower was the highest apartment building in the word and reached a height of 645 feet. The tower’s façade is a curtain of bronze-tinted glass framed by bold-anodized aluminium, which reflects the sunlight off Lake Michigan and looks golden.

Lake Point Tower is known as the "view" building in Chicago. The only residence east of scenic-and famed-Lake Shore Drive, every single unit provides gorgeous panoramic view of the lake and the city. Lakefront condos are one of the most highly sought after types of Chicago real estate, and Lake Point Tower has prime proximity to the sixth largest body of fresh water in the entire world-aka Lake Michigan. The building is next to a lakefront path for those who would like to run, bike or stroll along the lake, and is located across from Navy Pier, the famed Chicago attraction with shops, restaurants and other lakeshore entertainment. Michigan Avenue and Chicago’s hottest nightspots are all located in the area as well.

Without ever leaving Lake Point Tower, residents have access to a state-of-the art fitness facility with a steam and sauna, indoor and outdoor pools, an assortment of shops and restaurants, including Cite, a gourmet French restaurant 70 stories above ground, dry cleaner, hair salon, tailor and a personal business center. What more could you want? How about a parking garage and 24-hour doormen, because those are also included among the bountiful luxury living amenities. Lake Point Tower also pioneered the concept of "Park in the City" and was the first residential complex in a major city to have its own two-and-one-half acre park, including a playground, pool, duck pond and waterfalls, three stories above ground.

Hollywood has taken note of this property over the years: Meet the Parents was filmed there in 2000, and the Sandra Bullock flick The Lake House used part of the lobby while filming in 2006. Lake Point Tower has also been home to many high profile Chicagoans throughout the year, including Alice Cooper, Sammy Sosa, Goldie Hawn, Scottie Pippen, Mickey Rooney and current Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah.

So make this admired and luxurious place your own and enjoy the amenities from the vantage point of your new condo unit in Lake Point Tower!

Spencer Mason is a writer who writes about Chicago buildings such as Chicago's Lake Point Tower

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