Wednesday, August 12, 2015

860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments (1951)

Photos by Nick Rossi

860-880 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, architect. Private, residential apartments. Project started in 1948 and completed in 1951. At the onset Mies was 61 and had been living in Chicago for just around 10 years. Individual unit redecoration aside, the buildings remain remarkably intact and stand as testaments to the man's art and genius.

Recommended reading:
1950 Sales Brochure (PDF)
1987 article about living inside the building
The Mies van der Rohe Society page about the buildings
Official Website