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Unformatted text preview: structural thin metal rational, organized most houses built traditional International style- mies van der Rohe: dark glass, somber Park ave- corporate zone, no residential left, erection of other glass skyscrapers Seagram Building- More expensive, extravagant than Lever House Great square/plaza in front of tower, gives building public character; urbanism, two symmetrical shallow reflecting pools, tower, series of low attached wings in back (for different administrative services) For seagram liquor company Seagram headquarters No set backs, rectilinear, flat roof, theatrically lit at night Steel I beam dipped in bronze; profile appears as capital I, steel frame construction, celebrates as basic element of post war American construction...
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- Spring '11