Is the building that Chicago plans to tear down designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe? Yes.


    Ed Windhorst is co-author with Franz Schulze of an upcoming biography (revised edition) of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. He speaks here from inside 880 N. Lake Shore Drive, the "Glass House" Lake Shore Drive Apartments, also designed by Mies.

    Ed's co-author, Franz Schulze, who wrote the original biography of Mies, agrees that the Test Cell was designed by him; but Franz Schulze does not think it is imperative to save it. He said, "I'm not impressed with it as a work of architecture."

    Here are scans of the drawings in the published Mies van der Rohe Archives to which Ed Windhorst is pointing.

    More on saving the Mies van der Rohe Test Cell here.
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