Saturday, April 10, 2010

Discovering Newark NJ : The Collonade and Pavillion Apartments

Just outside of the south end of Branch Brook Park in Newark, and about a block from the Cathedreal Basilica of the Sacred Heart, is the Colonnade and Pavillion Apartments. Built in 1959, the stand-out feature of these apartments is that they were designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the German born architect who was a pioneer of Modern Architecture. He fled Nazi Germany in the early 1930's because his work was "not German enough." Perhaps more well know than his building are this two phrases "Less Is More" and "God Is In The Details."