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Lake Point Tower

May 9th, 2007

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I caught this photo of Lake Point Tower Sunday evening. (I didn’t have the tripod with me, so I used the girls stroller – if I ask them nicely, they’ll actually hold their breath and be still for 5 seconds so I can take a shot grin ). It’s always been one of my favorite residential structures in the city – when it was completed in 1968, it certainly didn’t follow the traditional block style of glass, steel, and concrete so prevalent in that era. Every residential window has a view of Lake Michigan, and it’s the worlds shortest 70 plus story building. It’s also the only residential structure east of Lake Shore Drive, giving it a bit of privacy along with quite a bit of exclusivity. It’s a pricey place to live, with 1400 sq. ft. 2 bedroom condos selling for around $2.5 mil, with 1800 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms at over $3 million. Parking spaces are $90 grand each. Still, LPT was quite groundbreaking for 1968, and it still looks as though it has a purpose. Great design tends to do that, does it not?. More facts here.

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