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Lake Point Tower is a 70-story high-rise residential building located in the area known as Streeterville. It’s situated on a promontory of the Lake Michigan lakefront, and is the only skyscraper downtown east of Lake Shore Drive. The architects were John Heinrich and George Schipporeit, working under the firm name of Schipporeit and Heinrich, protégés of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The building was completed in 1968 at a total height of 645 feet, and was the tallest apartment building in the world. It was one of the first all-electric high-rise residential buildings, and the first in a major city to have its own park-including a pool, duck pond, and waterfalls. On the top sits Cité, a fine dining restaurant serving up 360° views of Chicago, which serves French/American cuisine and is open to the public. Famous resident have included Sammy Sosa, Scottie Pippin, Alice Cooper, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney & Joakim Noah.

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About Ashland Thomas

Chicago, IL

Ashland grew up in Southeast Virginia surrounded by lush rural landscapes, great protected swamp lands, national & state parks, the Chesapeake Bay, the Eastern Shore, the breathtaking Skyline Drive & Blue Ridge Mountains, and the inlets & oceans of Virginia & North Carolina.

It was this constant variation in natural beauty that first drew his eye to the camera; that, and the constant joy of capturing life's candid moments on film. Although no particular subject is banned from the lens of Ashland's camera, it is landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife, and nature that truly captures his heart.

"There's always more to see, more to learn, more to be wowed about-I just hope you enjoy what I see in the world."

A constant staple on the likes of Instagram, Flickr, and Facebook, Ashland currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, and looks forward to many more years of development, collaboration, creativity, world travel, and art.

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