ARCHITECTURE FOR COMFORT—MIES VAN DER ROHE. An obituary in the Wall Street Journal (March 10) for Bruce Graham, who designed the Hancok Building and the Sears Tower in Chicago, included a story about Mies van der Rohe, an architect I greatly admire. Graham said that he had once asked Mies why he didn’t move into 860 Lake Shore Drive, a landmark Chicago apartment skyscraper that Mies designed. (Here and here are some photos of the building.) Mies said: “There’s no place to put the furniture. I was born in a little village in Germany. I can dream and imagine this new world, but I can’t live in it.”

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