farnsworth house

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    Inventing a disaster management plan on the spot, David Bahlman, president of Landmarks Illinois, Barbara Campagna, the Trust's director of architecture, and others borrowed a flat-bottomed aluminum motorboat from a nearby homeowner and rode through the brown floodwaters to the skeletal white house, whose walls consist of huge sheets of floor-to-ceiling glass.

    They made makeshift tables out of hastily purchased crates and boards, and stacked rugs and other furnishings on them. They bundled the bottoms of curtains in plastic garbage bags, getting the curtains off the floor. They lifted Mies-designed Barcelona chairs atop the house's wardrobe. Removable primavera wood panels from the house's fireplace wall went there too.

    Then the big oncoming storm dissipated, the sun came out and the waters began to recede.


    bryanboyer, Wannes Deprez / Ony One, and 39 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. p2an 81 months ago | reply

      wow, this is new to me, hadnt seen this reported anywhere else.

    2. Greg Robbins 79 months ago | reply

      The Farnsworth House had been flooded a few times before, almost destroying it and the unique furnishings. This time it was pretty close!

    3. ibz 69 months ago | reply

      fox river ? mies van der rohe for ever!

    4. Dương Hài Cốt 27 months ago | reply

      Lovely Image .... Beautifully Done !!!

    5. schromann 27 months ago | reply

      what a great shot!! Better safe than sorry.

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