Mies van der rohe chicago lake shore drive. Blaser werner mies van der rohe zanichelli editore bologna 1977 pp. 860880 lake shore drive apartments chicago 1948 1951 bibliografia. 1956 1300 lake shore drive apartments 1300 lake shore drive chicago il. After the huge success of the 860880 lake shore drive apartments van der rohe and greenwald conceived five major project proposals on chicago north side including this one.
Lake shore drive along lake michigan in the streeterville neighborhood of chicago illinois. Mies like many of his post war contemporaries sought to establish a new architectural style that could represent the 20th century. A few months ago we reported on the restoration of mies van der rohes 860 880 lake shore drive by krueck sexton architects but still taking. Mies van der rohe is placed in his proper historical context when it is realized that with fewer than a mere ten designs more than half of them unexecuted projects his personal development of the skyscraper is in fact the essential architectural history of the skyscraper as it is being built today.
Ludwig mies van der rohe was a german born architect widely regarded as one of the masters of modern architecture. 860880 lake shore drive is a twin pair of glass and steel apartment towers on n. Ludwig mies van der rohe opera. The lake shore drive apartments by architect ludwig mies van der rohe was built in chicago illinois united states in 1949 1951.