Lincoln Park Tower

About Lincoln Park Tower

Lincoln Park TowerLincoln Park Tower was constructed as a rental complex in 1966-67 with 348 residential units: 58 studios, 58 two bedroom units, and 232 one bedroom units. Since then, several units have been combined with adjacent ones, bringing the total number of residences to 336. Recipient of the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry 1968 Distinguished Building Award, the building was designed by architects Dubin, Dubin, Black and Moutoussamy, and constructed by the James McHugh Construction Company. Initial plans for the project called for a covered pool and a winter skating ring, both of which gave way to budget realities. The building became known as the Four Torches Building because of the upscale restaurant that dominated the second floor until 1981. The restaurant, owned by Jack McHugh, was a gathering place for celebrities visiting Chicago and was the scene of such fund raising efforts as the Kennedy’s Special Olympics program. After the restaurant closed, the space housed several other eateries including a prototype for the new Playboy Club, an international trading organization and finally, an orthodontist. To this day, even though the original restaurant is gone and the four majestic torches have been removed from the plaza, the building is occasionally referred to as the Four Torches Building. On May 12, 1977, the owners of the building filed with the State of Illinois a DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM OWNERSHIP and a set of governing BY-LAWS, creating the Lincoln Park Tower Condominium Association and enabling the sale of individual apartments as homes. Within six months, over half the units were sold and the government of the Association passed from the developer’s initial Board to a Board elected at the first meeting of Voting Members on November 8, 1977. Since then, twenty-three Boards of Directors, with nine elected members each, have been responsible for governing the Association. All unit owners are members of the Lincoln Park Tower Condominium Association, a Corporation of the State of Illinois. Voting weight in the Association is the same as percentage of ownership as defined in the Declaration. In April 1990, the two level garage facility with the capacity for 202 automobiles was sold to the individual unit owners. Since 1994, the association has completed the following renovations: Complete rebuilding of the garage and landscaping; renovation of the exterior concrete and balconies; interior renovation of the lobby, exercise room, management office, party room and roof top sundeck, hallways, elevators and renovation of the swimming pool and plaza sun deck. The Association continues to be diligent regarding capital improvement projects based on reserve studies and funding requirements.
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