Whoa. Here's an interesting relic from none other than Chicago's Stanley Tigerman. The noted member of the Chicago Seven made his claim to fame for rebelling against the Miesian brand of modernism and helped usher in a new era of Postmodern architecture. And in addition to designing unique homes in the burbs, Tigerman was tapped to renovate this Gold Coast unit in the Harry Weese-designed 1100 N Lake Shore Drive tower. According to the listing agent, this particular unit was featured in the July 1983 edition of Architectural Digest. A quick Google search doesn't produce the particular article, but it does point us to that particular issue of the journal which does make mention of this unit. While it does look dated, it's nice that it appears to be mostly left in-tact, including the retro kitchen and mirror-covered walls. The condo is reminiscent of an era of wide-shouldered suits, conference room chic furniture and copious amounts of hairspray. Tigerman, who recently authored a feature piece for AIA Chicago's Chicago Architect magazine, will be participating in the upcoming Chicago Architecture Biennial and has been invited to submit a Request for Qualifications for the future Obama Presidential Center.
·1100 North Lake Shore Drive Unit 15A, Chicago, IL [RE/MAX]
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