Lake Point Tower / by JC Buck

Chicago, IL

Lake Point Tower is one of the my favorite high rise buildings in Chicago. I love the curves, the colors of the tinted glass, and how isolated and removed the building is from the rest of the city skyline. It's the only high rise east of Lake Shore Drive.

The iconic building was designed by John Heinrich and George Schipporeit, both were students of Mies van der Rohe. The design was inspired by a Berlin tower that Mies designed, but was never realized.  

Whether the building fulfilled Mies' vision or not, I think its cool that John and George, in a way, paid tribute to their master with this beautiful, timeless, Chicago high rise.