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The main campus of Illinois Institute of Technology is just one of the masterworks of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), a German-born architect and educator who helped define modernist architecture. Mies is widely acknowledged as one of the 20th century's greatest architects.

Mies' buildings are both magisterial and harmonious, and they set a new aesthetic standard for modern architecture.

Mies' Influence on the Chicago Skyline