1300 N Astor Street, Chicago. A Luxury Historic Residential Condominium Building in Chicago's Gold Coast.
This site celebrates the history of Astor Tower Chicago.
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The Astor Tower Hotel is an architectural gem hidden in plain sight. Located at the corner of Astor and Goethe Streets in the Gold Coast, it is a physically prominent but historically under-recognized tower designed by one of Chicago’s favorite modernist architects: Bertrand Goldberg. Originally built as a high-end all-suite hotel, it played discreet host to all kinds of celebrities, from the Beatles, Bette Davis, Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn, and more before going condo in 1979. In the basement Goldberg designed a replica of the historic Parisian restaurant and bar Maxim’s. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, under the management of Goldberg’s wife Nancy, Maxim’s was a hot spot for Chicago’s social elite. With its elegant modern design and history of famous clientele, Astor Tower is a reminder of the cultural, social, and architectural excitement that characterized Chicago in the 1960s.