History|Research

860|880 Lake Shore Drive Buildings

Links

The Mies Society website has some excellent material about the 860|880 buildings.

The Chicago History Museum has additional photographs of the 860|880 buildings during their construction.

Books

“Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography, New and Revised Edition” (Franz Schulz & Edward Windhorst, 2012).
See pages 213, 273, 286, 288-92, 364-65, 367, 381, 408, 451n21; flaws of, 293; as masterly work, 293.

“Mies van der Rohe” (Jean-Louis Cohen, 1996 English language edition).
See pages 99-105, 114.

“Mies in America” (Phyllis Lambert, editor, 2001).
See page 785 for a listing of more than 75 pages that contain photographs or discussion of the 860|880 buildings. In particular, pages 354 – 371 are mostly photographs and text regarding the buildings.

“Mies van der Rohe – Lake Shore Drive Apartments: High-Rise Building” (Werner Blaser).
The entire book focuses on the 860|880 buildings.

Articles

Living In A Glass House
An article from the December 1987 issue of Chicago Magazine.

Documents

The National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form.


Photograph by Hedrich Blessing, courtesy of the Chicago History Museum.

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