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Culture
American
Title
Renaissance Center.
atrium view
Work Type
architecture (object genre)
Date
1972-1977
Location
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
Description
John Portman was the principal architect for the original design. The first phase consisted of a five tower rosette rising from a common base. Four 39-story office towers surround the 73-story hotel rising from a square-shaped podium which includes a shopping center, restaurants, brokerage firms, and banks.[10][11] The first phase officially opened in March 1977. Portman's design brought renewed attention to city architecture,[11] since it resulted in construction of the world's tallest hotel at the time.[9] Two additional 21-story office towers (known as Tower 500 and Tower 600) opened in 1981. This type of complex has been termed a city within a city.
Accession Number
n2016040780
Related Item
Fisher Fine Arts Library Image Collection
ID Number
n2016040780
Source
Gift of Edmund Norwood Bacon
Associated Agent
Bacon, Edmund Norwood (American urban planner, 1910-2005)
Rights
Penn Only
Edmund Bacon
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