Back in 1952, Mies van der Rohe, known simply as Mies to the world of design, conceived, planned and drew blueprints for a building on Indiana University’s Bloomington campus. For reasons no one is quite clear on, the 10,000 square foot, glass walled structure was never built. Mies, hailed as one of the most outstanding architects of the 20th century and a leader of architectural modernism, died in 1969 without commenting on the unfulfilled project.

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