Lake Point Tower was completed in 1968 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe protégés George Schipporeit and John Heinrich. It’s based on an unbuilt Mies design from 1922 that was much shorter than Lake Point Tower’s 70-story, 645-foot height. Originally 875 apartments, the building now contains 758 residential condos – maybe soon to be 759.
I say that because the very top of the building, housing the restaurant Cité for decades, is for sale — as either another restaurant or a private residence. That’s right, the 70th floor 3,988-square-foot circular restaurant space in the only building east of Lake Shore Drive is for sale!