Lafayette Towers Apartments West

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Location
42°20'24"N
083°01'58"W
Country
 United States of America
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Lafayette Towers Apartments West, at 1321 Orleans Street in Detroit, Michigan, is one of two identical apartment buildings designed by Mies van der Rohe. The other is Lafayette Towers Apartments East. The apartment is in the Lafayette Park development, near downtown. Both the Lafayette Towers Apartments were built in 1963 and stand at 22 stories in height. They were designed in the International style of architecture, much like the Lafayette Pavilion Apartments, and the other buildings in the development. The primary materials for the facades are aluminium and glass.

Lafayette Park development

This is of four towers in the Lafayette Park development. The others are the Windsor Tower, the Lafayette Pavilion Apartments, and Lafayette Towers Apartments West. Along with the other neighboring Mies van der Rohe-designed buildings in the Lafayette Park development, these buildings were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
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