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Louis Sullivan designed the northernmost of the three buildings here, and the team of Holabird & Roche added the next two.
Louis Sullivan designed the northernmost of the three buildings here, and the team of Holabird & Roche added the next two. The roots of Mies-style modernism are easily apparent in the immaculate proportions here, although Sullivan's piers overflow like water-pipes with ornament at the top, and Holabird & Roche's two make an interesting contrast with the master.
24 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
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