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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Student Kitchen and Bath Designers Compete, Using Lake Point Tower Floor Plans

lake point tower floor plans

Director Paul LeRoux, judges and winners of student design contest

On April  2011 in Las Vegas, the Kitchen And Bath Association announced winners of the student designer competition for kitchen and bath designs, based on Lake Point Tower floor plans.

At his own expense, Paul LeRoux, a director and resident of Lake Point Tower, attended the design award ceremony.

In the photo, LeRoux is show with the judges and award winners, giving them a copy of the book Lake Point Tower, A Design History, for their efforts and as a “thank you” from the building.

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Dawn This Morning from Lake Point Tower

I just had to share this magnificent dawn, taken from Lake Point Tower, looking east over Navy Pier.

Lake Point Tower dawn

Dawn from Lake Point Tower

When one thinks about views, one often thinks city views.  But vistas of the every-changing lake and sky are among the pleasures of living at Lake Point Tower.

See more views from Lake Point Tower windows, taken by many owners.

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Climb Lake Point Tower to Benefit WBEZ

Climb Lake Point Tower to benefit WBEZ


You can still enter the race to “Climb the Tower” on October 24.

To climb Lake Point Tower, that is.  All to benefit the public radio station WBEZ.

Here’s the registration link.

We hear that about 1,000 people will be running up 65 floors of our building, the fastest in under 10 minutes.

Register Now! 

There are many ways to get involved with Climb the Tower 2010! 

  • Climb the Tower! To climb once the fee is $150, to join the Two-Timers Club and climb twice the reduced rate is $200. To register, please click here.
  • Start a Team with friends, co-workers or family and raise funds together to support WBEZ. To create your team, please click here.
  • Raise Funds to Support WBEZ! Whether you’re climbing or not, we really encourage you to help us raise funds for WBEZ. Please consider creating a personal fundraising page – it’s free and makes collecting donations very easy!
  • Volunteer — We’d love your help on the day of the event. No problem if you’re planning on climbing. We’ll work around your schedule. If you or anyone you know wants to volunteer and help us make this event a huge success, please contact Shona at 312.948.4638 or
  • Become a Sponsor — If your company would like to support this exciting event in 2010, please contact Kevin Turk at 773-868-6684 or
Event Details

Participants will climb 65 floors up the historic Lake Point Tower, with the first heat starting promptly at 7:00am. Check-in will take place across the street in the West Park at Navy Pier. Climbers should arrive no later than 20 minutes prior to their heat.

For all you hard-core climbers, we encourage you to be part of the elite Two-Timers Club and climb the Tower twice. For everyone else, it will take an average of 20 minutes to reach the top. No matter what kind of shape you’re in, you can make it. Really! Water will be offered along the way and you’re free to climb at your own pace.

Spots are limited, so sign up today!

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Lake Point Tower is Number 26 on Chicago Magazine’s List of Top Chicago Buildings

Lake Point Tower is #26

Our listing in the Chicago Magazine Feature

We’re thrilled that Lake Point Tower is #26 on Chicago Mag’s list of top Chicago buildings.

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Lake Point Tower Makes the Cover of Italian Architecture Magazine

Lake Point Tower makes the cover of this Italian architectural magazine

Lake Point Tower's three-point footprint makes the cover of an Italian architecture magazine

There are not one but three articles about Lake Point Tower in Casabella 790, Rivista di Architettura, an Italian architecture magazine.   And the building’s curvy footprint is on the cover of the June issue.

Architect Ed Windhorst of Windhorst-Gorski says that “Casabella is one of the oldest, most distinguished design magazines in Italy.  It prides itself on being on the cutting edge, as it has been for 75 years.”

If you read the language, you can check out the European perspective on:

George Schipporeit, John Heinrich, Alfred Caldwell
Lake Point Tower, Chicago, Stati Uniti

p. 34

‘Landscape gardening’ e architettura. Chicago, Lake Point Tower (1962–69): un giardino per una torre alla quale Mies van der Rohe ha offerto più di un modello
Federico Bucci
p. 35

Alfred Caldwell 1903–1998
p. 42

Click this link to see all the Lake Point Tower coverage. Then click the photos, and the images will scroll like a real magazine.

We’re thrilled that LPT and its architects are gaining international stature.

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