Oh No! Floodwaters Surround Mies van der Rohe’s Iconic Farnsworth House
March 13, 2013
This week, the Farnsworth House, one of the masterpieces of midcentury modern architecture, posted photographs of the transparent structure surrounded by floodwaters! Built in 1951 and located outside of Chicago, the Mies van der Rohe-designed building has suffered flooding before, in 2008, which caused significant damage. While the staff does not expect the water to enter the house, all emergency precautions have been taken.
Photos: courtesy of the Farnsworth House