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The Promontory

  • 5530–5532 S. Shore Dr. Map It
  • Hyde Park
  • Building/Architectural Site

Updated 06/11/2013

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The tan brick building, designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1949, was named for nearby Promontory Point, which juts out into the lake. Mies's first Chicago high-rise, it exemplifies the postwar trend toward a clean, simple style. Even from street level, the Lake Michigan views here are breathtaking. Note the skylines and belching smokestacks of Gary and Hammond, Indiana, to the southeast.

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5530–5532 S. Shore Dr., Chicago, Illinois, 60637, United States

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Updated 06/11/2013


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