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Lafayette Park

Identification

Lafayette Park
Gratiot Park
Lafayette Plaisance University City
residential complex
101605

Map

Facts

  • The apartment buildings of Lafayette Park are classic examples of Mies' International Style, with their simplicity, clean proportions, and cladding of tinted glass and aluminum.
  • This 78-acre urban renewal project was originally called the Gratiot Park Development. Planned by Mies van der Rohe and Ludwig Hilberseimer it includes a landscaped, 19-acre park with no through traffic, in which these and other low-rise apartment buildings are sited.
  • Lafayette Park was added to the United States' National Register of Historic Places on the 1st of August, 1996.

Location

Detroit
Michigan
U.S.A.

Involved Companies


Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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# Building Height Floors Building type Year Status
1 fromfaraway-distant-view 1300 Lafayette East Cooperative 305 ft 29 high-rise building 1964
2 pavilion-apartments-detroit-mi-usa-usa-exterior-exterior Pavilion Apartments 220 ft 22 high-rise building 1958
3 lafayette-towers-apartments-east-detroit-mi-usa-usa-exterior-exterior-as-seen-from-lafayette-plaisance-park Lafayette Towers Apartments East 212 ft 22 high-rise building 1963
4 lafayette-towers-apartments-west-detroit-mi-usa-usa-exterior-exterior Lafayette Towers Apartments West 212 ft 22 high-rise building 1963
5 city-place-detroit-detroit-mi-usa-usa-exterior-exterior City Place Detroit 21 high-rise building 1965
6 parc-lafayette-detroit-mi-usa-usa-exterior-exterior Parc Lafayette ≈90 ft 7 low-rise building 1967
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