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Crown Hall 1956 Chicago, Illinois | Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Hailed by Time magazine as “One of the most influential, inspiring, and astonishing structures”, the S.R. Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology, is widely regarded as one of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s masterpieces. Designed in 1956, Crown Hall is the most beautiful example of steel and glass construction because of it’s simplicity and openness. The roof of the building is suspended from the underside of four steel plate girders. The girders are themselves supported by eight exterior steel columns, spaced at 60 foot intervals with the roof cantilevered 20 feet at each end. It was named a National Historic Landmark in 2001 and a full restoration was completed in 2005.

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