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High-rise office building in New York City (1958). Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson, this sleek Park Avenue skyscraper is a pure example of a rectilinear prism sheathed in glass and bronze; it took the International Style to its zenith. Despite its austere and forthright use of the most modern materials, it demonstrates Mies's exceptional sense of proportion and concern for detail.
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