On top of the building there is a circular penthouse occupied by a restaurant. The restaurant floor does not revolve.
Tallest all-residential building in the world from 1968 until 1993, when Tregunter 3 was completed in Hong Kong.
The roof of the building's west podium holds the 2.5 acre Skyline Park, which features a duck pond, waterfall, playground, and wooded trails.
Lake Point Tower was the first commission its architects ever received.
The architects were recognized with an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1970.
On the third floor a Thomas McGlynn sculpture titled 'The Word' commemorates the fact that there were no fatalities during the building's construction.
The entrance is a driveway which crosses underneath the pedestal into a circular opening that frames an upward view of the tower.
Every window of every residential unit in the building has a view of Lake Michigan.
The structural/elevator core at the center is triangular.
Lake Point Tower is the only tall building in Chicago east of Lake Shore Drive; a city ordinance prohibits construction of any others. Harbor Point and 400 East Randolph were also east of the Drive before the highway was shifted eastward.
Original plans called for 4 rounded lobes, but the final plan was more economical to construct.