The views from 1300 North Lake Shore Drive

It was an ideal day today, with clear skies and a temperature in the 70s. The middle of my day took me to three great vantage points for viewing Chicago’s skyline and lakefront: the 50th floor of the Hancock Center, the 10th floor and roof deck at 1300 N Lake Shore Dr, and the roof of Oakwood 200 Squared, a new luxury apartment tower in the Loop.

All of the shots in this post were taken at 1300 LSD, including the above view north from the building’s roof deck. I’ll post views from the other venues later, and video from 1300 LSD and the Hancock.

The roof deck at 1400 Lake Shore Drive condos.

The roof deck at 1360 Lake Shore Drive apartments.

The ocean liner-shaped bathhouse at North Avenue Beach.

North Avenue Beach, viewed from a 10th floor balcony.

Oak Street Beach, viewed from a 10th floor balcony.