Seagram Building in New York, New York by architect Mies van der Rohe

Seagram Building


S. R. Crown Hall in Chicago, Illinois by architect Mies van der Rohe

S. R. Crown Hall


Museum of Fine Arts


When New York architect Ralph Adams Cram first visited the site assigned him for Rice University just south of Houston in 1909 he found a "level and stupid" site – 277 acres of bare prairie land broken only by a few scrub oaks in one corner. A scant forty-five years later, when Chicago architect Mies van der Rohe first visited a site virtually across the street from Cram's which had been assigned…

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