Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Dies

Over the last twenty years of his life, Mies developed and built his vision of a monumental "skin and bones" architecture that reflected his goal to provide the individual a place to fulfil himself in the modern era.

Mies sought to create free and open spaces, enclosed within a structural order with minimal presence. Mies van der Rohe died on August 17, 1969. After cremation, his ashes were buried near Chicago's other famous architects in Chicago's Graceland Cemetery. His grave is marked by a simple black slab of granite and a large Honey locust tree.

After a long illness, Mies van der Rohe died in Chicago on August 17,1969, at the age of 83, only a month after the death of Walter Gropius.

One of the great masters of early twentieth-century architecture along with Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe made a major impact on the look of U.S. cities. His wide acceptance by corporate America brought him more important commissions than Mies van der Rohe had received in Germany in his earlier days.