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Great Googly-Boogly! Today's Google Doodle is All Mies-En-Scene!

It's no secret that we here at Curbed Detroit are weak in the knees for Mies van der Rohe. Today the Google Doodle pays homage to this monolith of post-WWI minimalist architecture with a rendering of his "crowning achievement:" Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he was head of the architecture school. It marks the 126th anniversary of the modernist master's birth, and Detroiters (and Curbed readers) should dutifully pay respect as Mies left his mark all over Curbed Detroit's second-most famous neighborhood, Lafayette Park. In addition to the co-op homes we regularly love to drool over, Mies also designed the ill-fated 22-story Lafayette Towers. Celebrate with a T-shirt! (The Google Doodle and the anniversary of Mies's birth, not the imminent HUD foreclosure of the Lafayette Towers.)

· MIES VAN DER ROHE: Google Doodle celebrates German architect’s crowning achievement [Washington Post]
· A New Listing Means More Opportunity to Obsess Over Mies! [Curbed Detroit]
· The Official Lafayette Towers Foreclosure Notice To Residents [Curbed Detroit]
· Curbed Cup Finals! (6) Lafayette Park vs. (8) Ferndale [Curbed Detroit]
· Mies-Designed Neighborhood Results in Minimalist Tee Shirt [Curbed Detroit]