In a 1959 newspaper interview on the topic of restraint in design, Mies van der Rohe dropped one of those wonderful little aphorisms that would outlive him and help to define his legacy: “God is in the details.”

What does that mean? It’s a topic of ongoing debate, but clearly it captured Mies’ obsession with controlling even the most minute aspects of his buildings. Let’s take a look at a few of the details in the 900/910 N. Lake Shore Drive buildings:

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