Pavilion and Colonnade Apartments

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The Pavilion and Colonnade Apartments are three highrise apartment buildings in Newark, New Jersey. The 22-story towers were designed in the International Style by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and opened in 1960.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]


Soon after completing Manhattan’s Seagram Building, Mies designed the three towers near Branch Brook Park, north of Downtown Newark. The Pavilion Apartments are located at 108-136 Martin Luther King Blvd. (40°44′59″N 74°10′19″W / 40.74972°N 74.17194°W / 40.74972; -74.17194 (Pavilion Apartments)) and the Colonnade Apartments at 25 Clifton Avenue (40°45′02″N 74°10′47″W / 40.75056°N 74.17972°W / 40.75056; -74.17972 (Colonnade Apartments)) in the overlapping neighborhoods known as Seventh Avenue and South Broadway. Privately owned, the buildings were intended to bring middle-income families to the area of the Christopher Columbus Homes—a cluster of low-income apartment buildings, or projects, which were eventually replaced.[8][9]

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  1. ^ Schulze, Franz; Windhorst, Edward (2012), Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography, New and Revised Edition, University of Chicago Press, ISBN 9780226756028 
  2. ^ Bernstein, Fred (March 14, 2006). "Second Look: Pavilion and Colonnade Apartments by Mies van der Rohe, 1960". Arch News Now. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  3. ^ "Pavilion Apartments Nouth". Emporis. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Pavilion Apartments South". Emporis. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  5. ^ "Colonnade Park Apartments". Emporis. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  6. ^ Bernstein, Fred A. (May 6, 2007). "An Artist/Architect's Trophy Address: A Glass Box by Mies". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  7. ^ "High Street/MLK Boulevard: Part II". Newark Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  8. ^ "Glass and Aluminum Structure Designed by Mies van der Rohe; House in Newark Is Ultra-Modern". The New York Times. September 18, 1960. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  9. ^ Levy, Clifford J. (Mar 7, 1994). "4 High-Rises Torn Down by Newark". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 

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