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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Today's Google Doodle March 27, 2012 - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Birthday

Today's Google Doddle commemorates the 126th birthday of German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. 

For a little background - Mies built a number of notable houses in Germany, including the Lemke House, before moving into furniture, designing chairs and tables. After emigrating to the US he became head of the Armour Institute, later the Illinois Institute of Technology where he designed a number of the campus buildings including the Alumni Hall ad Wishnick Hall.

The Promontory Apartments in Chicago was the first high-rise block designed by Mies and was soon followed by the Lake Shore Apartments, which used steel straight from the mill.

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