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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe/Metropolitan Structures Collection

A work made of bound scrapbooks, printed papers. and black and white photographic prints..

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  • A work made of bound scrapbooks, printed papers. and black and white photographic prints..

Date:

1961-1969

Artist:

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969)

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.

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Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Architect)

Title

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe/Metropolitan Structures Collection

Date

Made 1961–1969

Medium

Bound scrapbooks, printed papers. and black and white photographic prints.

Dimensions

7 oversize portfolios: H.: 38.1 cm (15 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Metropolitan Structures, Inc., 1986.

Reference Number

1986.3

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