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The Seagram Building and the Neue Nationalgalerie. These two buildings stand for the two types of 'universal space' that Mies proposed as the solution for all buildings. One, a unlimited cummulation of vertical, stacked spaces formed and contained by a 'structural' grid of vertical columns and the other an unlimted, horizontal space sandwiched between the horizontal planes of base and roof, punctured by a vertical grid of columns. They represent the archetypes of the (modern) oeuvre of Mies.