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
  • Architecture firm: Schipporeit-Heinrich Associates
  • Architect: George Schipporeit
  • Architect: Alfred Caldwell
  • Developer: Hartnett-Shaw Associates
  • The lobby features two waterfalls.
  • The Skyline Park at Lake Point Tower was designed y landscape architect Alfred Caldwell.
  • This building has a private health club which included an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, whirlpool, steam room, saunas, and racquetball court. *At the time of its completion, this was the world’s tallest apartment building.
  • This was once the home of actress Goldie Hawn
  • This was once the home of actress Halle Berry
  • This was once the home of actor Tom Cruise
  • This was once the home of actor Kurt Russell
  • This was once the home of rock star Alice Cooper
  • This was once the home of violinist Rachael Barton
  • This was once the home of opea bass Samuel Ramey
  • This was once the home of singer Helen Reddy
  • This was once the home of singer Natalie Cole
  • This was once the home of baseball star Sammy Sosa
  • This was once the home of baseball star Ryne Sandberg
  • This was once the home of baseball star Rich Gossage
  • This was once the home of baseball star Andre Dawson
  • This was once the home of baseball star Frank Di Pino
  • This was once the home of baseball star Ozzie Guillen
  • This was once the home of basketball star Scottie Pippen
  • This was once the home of Oakland A's owner Charlie Finley
  • This was once the home of television reporter Kent Ninomiya
  • This was once the home of Weather Channel founder John Coleman
  • This was once the home of philanthropist Reuben Feinberg
  • 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.