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Of course, while we can say that AMerican architecture is new compared to Europe sometimes, lets not forget the Louis Sullivan stuff way back, and its influence.;f=5;t=000491;go=older

The idea of using Steel and building higher, in the picture one is covered in masonry, the other expressing its material – that must have been really cool in its day – when Mies first used steel as ornament.

Notice how the people are too tall in the image though and it ruins something that was very, very well rendered.

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