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Lake Point Tower

May 9th, 2007 No comments

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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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Aon and Two Prudential

May 9th, 2007 No comments

The Aon Tower and Two Prudential (with the spire), behind a few Streeterville condos, from a walk along the Chicago river Sunday evening.

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Hancock at sundown

May 6th, 2007 No comments

We went to Navy Pier tonight to hang out a bit and ride the Ferris wheel, and on the walk back to the El I caught this pic of the Hancock against an interesting sky.

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New Wembley Stadium opens

March 23rd, 2007 6 comments

Two years late and $1.57 billion later, the new Wembley is open. How cool it would be though, to be there for the very possible Chelsea vs. Manchester United FA Cup final match on May 19th, along with 89,999 other fans? I heard an advert for British Airways the other day on XRT – they’re having a fare sale…