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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
American
Title
General Motors Technical Center
GM Tech Center
GM Design Center
exterior
general side view
Work Type
industrial complex
Date
Work: 1949-1956
Era: BCE
Image Date: 1971
Location
Bounded by 12 Mile Road, Mound Road, Chicago Road, and Van Dyke Avenue
Warren, Macomb, Michigan, United States
Material
steel; glass; structural aluminum; enamel; brick
Period
International Style
Description
Officially opened on May 16, 1956; Harley Earl conceived of the idea, picked the location site and even chose the local Michigan father & son architectural team of Eliel and Eero Saarinen to build it. Before completion, the complex was coined the “Versailles of Industry” and the reference stuck and was nationally heralded in the media at the original unveiling in in May, 1956. This architectural tour de force is still considered modern. http://www.carofthecentury.com/versaille_of_industry.htm
ID Number
20101237AVRN_0010
Source
Photographer: Wilson, Richard Guy
Spatial coordinates
42° 30′ 48″ N, 83° 2′ 16″ W
Rights
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File Properties
File Name
490650.fpx
SSID
490650

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