"I remember seeing many old buildings in my hometown when I was young. Few of them were important buildings. They were mostly very simple, but very clear. I was impressed by the strength of these buildings because they did not belong to any epoch. They had been there for over a thousand years and were still impressive, and nothing could change that. All the great styles passed, but...they were still as good as on the day they were built. They were medieval buildings, not with any special character, but they were really built. "
— Mies van der Rohe. from John Zukowsky, organizer. Mies Reconsidered: His Career, Legacy, and Disciples. p13, 14. #chicago #early_modern #lake_shore_apartments #momo #van_der_rohe