Chicago Sights

860–880 N. Lake Shore Drive

  • 860–880 N. Lake Shore Dr. Map It
  • Near North
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 08/31/2015

Fodor's Review

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 high-rise form. I-beams running up the facade underscore their 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.

Sight Information

Address:

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

Map It

Published 08/31/2015

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Chicago

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.