1000 North Lake Shore Drive in Chicago

Photo of 1000 North Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois
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I think- I now-know- why they never DEMO'ed this building.....cause it'd take twenty tons of TNT to blow this sucka down....

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1000 North Lake Shore Drive

1000 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, Gold Coast 60611
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Quick Facts
  • Developer: Harold L. Perlman
  • The addresses used by the buildings on this corner can be confusing. Both 1000 Lake Shore Drive and 1000 Lake Shore Plaza are part of the same property. 1000 Lake Shore Drive has the city legal address of 1002-1010 North Lake Shore Drive, but the county legal address of 1000-1010 North Lake Shore Drive. 1000 Lake Shore Plaza has the city legal address of 130 East Oak Street and the county legal address of 1000 North Lake Shore Drive.
  • This was formerly the location of the Harold and Edith McCormick mansion. Harold was the son of Cyrus McCormick. Edith was the daughter of John D. Rockefeller. Their mansion had a Persian rug once used by Peter the Great, gold dishes that Napoleon gave to his sister. According to the Chicago Tribune, even the dog had a matching diamond collar and tiara set that cost a million dollars. It was here in 1928 that Lake Shore Drive's last great society ball was held.
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  I dont think you know what you are talking about. This is one of the greatest buildings I've seen while looking at condos. The views are amazing the building in perfect condition. There is not a spec of dust to be found in this place. It's wonderful.

amazing - Thursday, August 7th, 2008 @ 10:48am  

  This building is grotesque and a blight on Lake Shore Drive, let alone is prominent position as a gateway to Michigan Ave. It should be torn down and replaced with a building that represents the world class architecture that Chicago is known for.

DRFox - Thursday, June 19th, 2008 @ 4:47pm