Recognition and Awards

“The crisply elegant [860|880 buildings]  distilled and made real for the first time everything Mies had been saying for decades about the expression of structure and technology in tall buildings. The exquisite two-tower interplay of shape and mass demonstrates the attention Mies devoted to the spaces between buildings as well as within them.”

Paul Gapp, Building on Tradition: 10 Chicago Gems That Will Shine a Century From Now, The Chicago Tribune, March 31, 1991, p. 31

Through the years the 860|880 buildings have been recognized for the excellence of their design and have received many awards. A few of them are noted in this section.

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

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