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Mies van der Rohe's Lafayette Park Named National Historic Landmark

Mies van der Rohe's Lafayette Park Named National Historic Landmark
Mies van der Rohe's Lafayette Park Named National Historic Landmark, AD Classics: Lafayette Park / Mies van der Rohe. Image © Jamie Schafer
AD Classics: Lafayette Park / Mies van der Rohe. Image © Jamie Schafer

One of the first and most successful examples of urban renewal, Detroit's 78-acre Lafayette Park is known for being the world's largest collection of works by Mies van der Rohe. Now, the mid-century modern "masterpiece" is the first urban renewal project to be declared a National Historic Landmark. This is partially due to the fact that, as Ruth Mills, architectural historian for Quinn Evans Architects told the Detroit Free Press, "Lafayette Park was one of the few urban renewal projects that's done it successfully." It is now Michigan's 41st landmark.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Mies van der Rohe's Lafayette Park Named National Historic Landmark" 06 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/771473/mies-lafayette-park-named-national-historic-landmark/> ISSN 0719-8884