Mies house narrowly escapes major flood damage

Rising water: opinion is split on how to protect Farnsworth House.

One of the 20th century’s most important buildings, Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House in Illinois, came within half a metre of serious damage in recent flooding.

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