The architects LUCKY enough to get to restore Mies van der Rohe's

    masterpiece Lake Shore Drive Apartments are:

    Ron Krueck and Mark Sexton, with Gunny Harboe!

    They who did such a fine job restoring Mie's Crown Hall at IIT.

    Congratulations! We look forward to working with you,

    and to a beautiful building.


    I've previously described what needs to be restored here.

    Congratulations to the trustees for doing the right thing. They have not formally set the scope of the project. We will spend about $7.5 million dollars. We know what we hope to do -- paint, restore the travertine plaza, the ground floor lobbies and spruce up the interiors of the lobbies (not a complete rehab). What we ultimately do is a function of cost. The first step is to do forensic work to get a better sense of the condition of the building and better estimate costs for each of these items. Then see how much work we can afford and adjust the project accordingly.
    The work will be substantially complete by the end of 2008.

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