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Mies

I rarely go to the Google homepage, but I wound up there today and was surprised to see a Doodle very reminiscent of Crown Hall. Sure enough, it’s an homage to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe – or simply Mies as he was always referred to on campus while I was there1 – whose birthday was today in 1886. Very cool.


  1. If Wikipedia is to be trusted, referring to him simply as Mies is widespread. I had always assumed this was an IIT-only thing given his importance to the campus and College of Architecture there. 

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