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IBM Building
330 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

Office of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
C.F. Murphy Associates, associate architects


ibm3.jpg (27051 bytes) This is Mies’ last American building and his largest, faced with dark aluminum and bronze-tinted glass.

It is sited to capture lake views; the entry plaza also has a gracious presence.

The plaza is a great place to approach the "corncob towers" of Marina City, a strange and beloved Chicago landmark.


Christy Rogers, 1998


How to visit

Visit the IBM building on your way up to (or back from) the Michigan mile. Better yet, take a river cruise.

Books and other web sites

Click the book title to view and to order direct from


0226740609_m.gif (13814 bytes) Mies van der Rohe: A critical biography
Franz Schulze


0393315045_m.gif (5721 bytes) The Master Builders: Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright
Peter Blake

A highly readable introduction.



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