Lake Point Tower: Back-story of an Icon

October 28, 2009

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George Schipporeit and John Heinrich designed Lake Point Tower, which boasts a prairie landscaped green roof designed by Alfred Caldwell above the parking structure. It marked the beginning of the transition of the land from its original manufacturing and warehousing uses to its current uses for residential, retail, and entertainment.

Speakers: George Schipporeit, architect; William F. Hartnett, Jr., founder of Hartnett-Shaw Development Company; Kevin Harrington and Edward Windhorst, co-authors of Lake Point Tower: A Design History.

 

Recorded Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at Chicago Architecture Foundation.