IBM Building

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

All of these photographs were generously contributed by architecture student Russell Guest. He owns the copyright. If you have any interest in these images, please contact him directly: Russell Guest

This skyscraper is the second tallest bulding designed by Mies and the last American building completed before his death.

International style skyscraper

Like most International style buildings, this skyscraper has a glass curtain wall (in aluminum and bronze-tinted glass) but with the variation that the window frames are raised and spandrel panels recessed. The roof is of course flat.

The base

There is, however, a sense of a base, with a cantilevered porch. A public plaza surrounds the building.

Night views

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