Description The great 20th century architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe died in 1969, before construction began on his design for One IBM Plaza. The 52 story office tower rises to 695 feet in height on the north bank of the Chicago River, at 330 North Wabash Avenue. It was the last Mies building to be completed in America, and is the second tallest of his completed works. The structure is set on an elevated plaza, an imposing dark volume of black anodized aluminum and tinted windows. One IBM Plaza was designated as a Chicago Landmark Building in 2008, and it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. The 1,780,000 square foot building was opened in 1971 and the lobby contains a bust of the late architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
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Paul Hasara, Chicago Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement Paul Hasara was raised in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. He earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Ohio State University. In his early architectural career Paul was trained to draw buildings by hand using a straight edge, ruler and compass. The drafting process helped Paul to develop an interest in abstract compositions of lines, curves and shapes. His architectural background is the inspiration for his photographic vision. Paul lives in Chicago, and is currently photographing the architecture of this great city. He also has an extensive catalog of classic car images that have been posted online. Paul will soon be posting a series of window reflection photographs created between 1998 and 2004.