Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Mies in Newark

When I was taken on a tour of Newark recently (click here for the resultant Times article), three apartment buildings by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe -- in good, but dogeared condition -- were pointed out to me. I thought it was interesting, but then forgot about it. Today, I came across an article about the Mies buildings in Newark by Fred Bernstein, who points out that the Mies buildings (built in 1960) stand across Newark's "central park" in contrast to the masterpiece Basilica of the Sacred Heart (built in 1899), which I photographed (above photo by Fred Bernstein).