Mies van der Rohe’s Lake Shore Drive apartments
Louis Sullivan’s cast-iron filigree adorning Carson’s was at the top of the list until it was boarded up again once Carson’s vacated. Mies, though, never fails to impress. Following on the heels of the successful Crown Hall restoration, Krueck & Sexton Architects and Gunny Harboe were asked to do it again. The Lake Shore Drive apartments have so far been treated with a shiny coat of black paint and windows have been returned to their perfection of shiny transparency. The master of minimalist severity rises again.
Best of Chicago 2007