Today's Google doodle celebrates the birth anniversary of one of the pioneers of modern architecture Mies van der Rohe.Some of his most famous buildings include the Seagram building in New York, the Museum of Fine Art in Houston, the Martin Luther King library in Washington DC and the National Gallery in Berlin.He, along with Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier was regarded as one of the masters of modern architecture.The building showcased in the doodle is the Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. This was constructed between the 1950-56 and is considered one of his masterpieces.Also, he has never received any formal training in architecture. He developed his own style after working as an apprentice with several architects.The Great Depression of 1929 saw less of the steel and glass buildings as there was little money to build them. However, his designs were back in vogue soon enough and is now prevalent in several American cities since the 1950s.
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