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860–880 N. Lake Shore Drive

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Updated 06/11/2013

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These twin apartment towers overlooking Lake Michigan were an early and eloquent realization of Mies van der Rohe's "less is more" credo, expressed in the high-rise. I-beams running up the facade underscore the building's verticality; inside, mechanical systems are housed in the center so as to leave the rest of each floor free and open to the spectacular views. Completed in 1951, the buildings are a prominent example of the International Style, which played a key role

in transforming the look of American cities.

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860–880 N. Lake Shore Dr., at E. Chestnut St., Chicago, Illinois, 60611, United States

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