Mr. Summers “was Mies’s absolute right-hand man, always,” said Phyllis Lambert...
Asked in 1987 why he and Mies got along so well, Mr. Summers speculated that, as a Texan, he talked so slowly that Mies, a German émigré with halting English, could understand him. — nytimes.com
RIP Gene Summers, 'modernist', architect of McCormick Place, and Mies' lieutenant for the Seagrams Building has died. Oh, he turned down pursuing the design of the WTC and was dean of IIT among other storied accomplishments.
Previously: Chicago architect Gene Summers dies