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OpenHouseChicago at Lake Point Tower: A Video

Volunteer Linda Ozag created this YouTube video of Lake Point Tower’s Skyline Park at the October OpenHouseChicago event of  the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

Thank you Linda, and all the other volunteers who helped at the event.

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See Lake Point Tower’s Garden with Open House Chicago, October 15 and 16

Lake Point Tower Garden: Skyline Park

Open House Chicago, sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, has selected the rooftop garden at Lake Point Tower as one of the premier locations for this two-day event.

Participants in Open House Chicago will have the opportunity to visit our garden on October 15th and 16th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Preregistration is required.

Becky Froeter-Mathis, landscape architect with Hitchcock Design Group, will be on hand to describe the Master Plan guiding renovations of the park.

Would you would like a free insider look at other great spaces and places in Chicago as well?  Mark your calendars for this weekend and click HERE for full details and to register for the event.

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Domer Leads Tour of Caldwell’s Park at Lake Point Tower

Lake point tower's park was designed by Alfred Caldwell.  Dennis Domer is his biographer.

Dennis Domer

On July 18, Dennis Domer, an expert on landscape architect Alfred Caldwell, who designed Lake Point Tower‘s magnificent Sklyline Park, spoke with building residents about Mr. Caldwell’s life and work.  The audience gathered inLPTs third floor glass-enclosed warp-around corridor.  Mr. Domer’s expertise, wit and Caldwell remembrances were an immediate hit with the group.

Tour of Lake Point Tower's third floor part, conducted by Dennis Domer

Group tour of Lake Point Tower's third floor roof-top garden

Following Mr. Domer’s presentation, the group toured Lake Point Tower’s Skyline Park The tour was led by Becky Froeter-Mathis, an LPT landscape architect consultant with Hitchcock Design Group.  Two other architects were in the tour group: George Schipporeit, one of the building’s architects; Deever Rockwell, LPT resident and an architect who worked with Alfred Caldwell.

Deever Rockwell, left, and George Schipporeit

Dennis Domer’s’ book, Alfred Caldwell: the Life and Works of a Prairie School Landscape Architect, is available to interested readers.  Please click on the link.

Also, view our Flickr album on Lake Point Tower’s lovely third floor park.

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Curbed Chicago on Lake Point Tower’s Green Roof

Lake Point Tower Skyline Park

Click image to see Curbed Chicago's Photos

 

Thanks, Curbed Chicago, for the nice photos and description of our third floor park in your post today.

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Lake Point Tower — Chicago’s Hidden Gem

Karen Gast produced this lovely video showcasing Lake Point Tower’s park, setting and views.

Thanks, Karen, for sharing this.

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Lake Point Tower’s Park Pond and Pool Video from YoChicago

Skyline Park is lovely in the spring, summer and fall, as this Flickr set of park photos shows.

YoChicago’s playlist of 8 videos on Lake Point Tower

Thanks, Joe, for the video.

Related Posts:

Lake Point Tower:  Green Roof Pioneer
Three Urban Parks by Alfred Caldwell

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Lake Point Tower’s Skyline Park Wins 1st Place in Mayor Daley’s Landscape Awards

On November 14, 2009, Lake Point Tower was awarded 1st place in the highrise residential class of Mayor Daley’s 2009 Landscape Awards.  Architect and resident P. K. Vanderbeke, board president Pat Spear and architect George Schipporeit were present to receive it.

Related posts:

Lake Point Tower:  Green Roof Pioneer
Three Urban Parks by Alfred Caldwell
Lake Point Tower’s Park, Pond and Pool Video from YoChicago
Flickr photos of Skyline Park

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