Milwaukee War Memorial -- Milwaukee Wisconsin (1959)

A project Saarinen picked up from his father, who passed away before completing, the memorial is built around a floating cruciform with cantilevered portions, referencing Le Corbusier’s concepts of lifting the building off the ground and eliminating load-bearing walls.  This Lakefront building also boasts a 1.4-million piece mosaic commemorating the dates of WWII and the Korean War. Photo courtesy Peter Alfred Hess, Creative Commons.  Photo 8 of 10 in Design Icon: Architect Eero Saarinen