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4533 Clayton Avenue

As Barnes and Washington University Medical grew rapidly after World War II, they built and purchased Modernist buildings that were going up in the central corridor of the City, along streets such as Lindell Boulevard and Forest Park Avenue. Old mansions came down, and new office buildings went up.

This building demonstrates how steel-reinforced concrete is holding up the building, and how walls are no longer necessary in the new Modernist world.

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