|Constructed in 1948-1949, the Fairfield Building is an almost perfect example of the early International Style. As illustrated by the Fairfield Building, the early International Style is horizontal and comparatively low: It has flat roofs, metal windows set flush with the outer wall , unornamented wall surfaces with no decorative details at the windows, cantilevered canopies and asymmetrical facades . The most notable and characteristic feature of this design is the long ribbons of plate-glass windows which wrap around the corners . Typically the walls are not used for structural support. The exterior walls are glass and brick curtains hung on the steel frame and the interior walls are mere partitions, which allow a flexible room layout. Freeing the exterior walls from structural demands allowed this treatment-not feasible earlier-of the fac;:ade . Brick is less commonly used than stucco, but here it is pale tan (now painted white) and finely laid and so gives the feel of the favored smooth wall surface. Also typical are the cantilevered porticoes of both the main entrances and the side and rear exits. Where there is no need for windows, the walls are left blank.