About this artwork
The real estate development firm Metropolitan Structures evolved from an earlier firm owned by Herbert Greenwald, for whom Mies designed the 860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments and several other buildings in Chicago. For Metropolitan Structures Mies designed Nuns’ Island (Montreal), 111 East Wacker Drive (Chicago), Illinois Central Air Rights Project (which would become Illinois Center), and Highfield House and One Charles Center (Baltimore). The collection is comprised of scrapbooks containing photographs, articles, brochures, advertisements, and other printed matter that document the design development, construction, and leasing of the Mies projects.
Collections may be accessed in the Franke Reading Room of the Research Center at The Art Institute of Chicago, by appointment only. For further information, consult the FAQ.
Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
- Currently Off View
- AIC Archives
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Architect)
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe/Metropolitan Structures Collection
- Made 1961–1969
- Bound scrapbooks, printed papers. and black and white photographic prints.
- 7 oversize portfolios: H.: 38.1 cm (15 in.)
- Gift of Metropolitan Structures, Inc., 1986.