The glass pavilion is raised six feet above a floodplain next to the Fox River, surrounded by forest and rural prairies. He included nature by leaving openings in the pavement, through which plants seem to grow unfettered by urbanization, just as in the pre-settlement environment. Proponents of the Post Modern style attacked the Modernism with clever statements such as "less is a bore" and with captivating images such as Crown Hall sinking in Lake Michigan.

Crown Hall is widely regarded as Mies' finest work, the definition of Miesian architecture. Hidden categories: Courthouse, Chicago, IL".

It was founded in response to the architect's desire to bequeath his entire work to the museum. Encyclopaedia of Saint Petersburg.