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The Buildings’ Place in History

“Hailed immediately upon its completion for its refinement of detailing, proportion and minimal, yet sophisticated use of modern materials, 860-880 Lake Shore Drive became one of the most influential buildings of the 1950’s and 1960’s.” 

Krueck & Sexton Architects: Restoring Mies van de Rohe’s 860-880 Lake Shore Drive: When Less is Not Enough

Video Appreciation of the Buildings
In this video architect Ron Krueck describes the buildings’ place in history.


 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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