They're some of the most striking, and most divisive, pieces of architecture on Chicago's lakefront. They're designed by one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. And they've got a condo available for sale.
The twin steel-and-glass skyscrapers at 860 and 880 N. Lake Shore Drive are monuments to the minimalist style. German-born Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe pioneered minimalism in modern architecture, and these towers stand as testimonials to his impact on the Chicago skyline. Mies also designed the IBM Plaza in downtown, Crown Hall at the IIT campus, and a number of other memorable buildings around the city.
But the twins on Lake Shore Drive are noteworthy not only for their masterful design, but for the stunning views they afford their apartments. The glass along the face of the buildings allows residents to look out on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, and the Ohio Street Beach, among other lakefront sights.
This spacious, 1,560 sq.-ft. two-bedroom condo is listed at $675,000. For more information about this property, visit Koenig & Strey's website.