Chicago Architecture Info
Lake Point Tower
Address
505 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Basic Information
Designed by Schipporeit-Heinrich Associates
Type Skyscraper
Floors: 70
Maximum height 645 feet/194 meters
Neighborhood: Streeterville
More Information
  • Residences: 752 (originally 879)
  • Windows: 11,310
  • Elevators: nine
  • 1968: Construction began
  • 1969: Awarded the Distinguished Building Award by the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
  • 1970: Given the Honor Award by the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
  • 1970: Given the National Honor Award by the American Institute of Architects.
  • 1988: The process began converting the residences from apartments to condominiums.
  • 1994: Given the 25 Year Award by the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
  • April 20, 2004: Fire broke out in the 14th story of the building. One person was injured.
  • September, 2010: This building was named #26 on Chicago Magazine's list of the Top 40 Buildings in Chicago.