Mies's last work was the Neue Nationalgalerie art museum, the New National Gallery of the Berlin National Gallery. Considered one of a perfect statements of his architectural approach, the upper pavilion is a precise composition of monumental steel columns and a cantilevered (overhanging) roof plane with a glass enclosure. Every aspect of his architecture, from overall concept to the smallest detail, supports his effort to express the modern age. The depth of meaning conveyed by his work, beyond its aesthetic qualities, has drawn many contemporary philosophers and theoretical thinkers to continue to explore further and speculate about his architecture.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Washington
Lafayette Park, Detroit is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places