50 Wonders | Dav Bansal: Lakeshore Drive Apartments

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Source: Dav Bansal

Dav Bansal recalls the thrill of visiting Mies’ influential Chicago towers for the first time

Wonder: 860-880 Lakeshore Drive Apartments, Chicago

Architect: Mies van der Rohe, 1949-51

Nominator: Dav Bansal

I visited Chicago in 2015 filled with the anticipation of finally seeing Mies van der Rohe’s timeless giant glass towers, 860-880 Lakeshore Drive Apartments. Located on the border of Lake Michigan, these towers, crafted in glass and steel, are recognised as iconic landmarks of the city.

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