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Promontory Apartments

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Identification

Promontory Apartments
117023

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
brick
concrete
exposed structure
light brown
international style

Usages

co-operative apartments

Facts

  • The existing design was selected over a more modern alternative by Mies van der Rohe, which would have featured a steel and glass curtain wall facing the lake.
  • Promontory Apartments is the first highrise design of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ever built, and the first International Style residential highrise in the U.S.
  • Named after Promontory Point, a peninsula across Lake Shore Drive at the southern end of Burnham Park.

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Location

5530 South Shore Drive
5530 South Shore Drive
60637
Hyde Park
South Side
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

218.00 ft
218.00 ft
218.00 ft
9.33 ft
8.25 ft
21
1947
1949
4
40

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