Last week we were pleased to report that the Society of Architectural Historians held their recent conference in Detroit, including sessions inside Wayne State's McGregor Memorial Center
, designed by Minoru Yamasaki.
Right on cue, another local story appeared in HuffPost Detroit on the great architect who began his practice in Detroit in the 1950s. An excerpt::
The jewel-like McGregor Center has long been considered by many to be among the finest buildings designed by Yamasaki, the Detroit-based architect best known for designing the World Trade Center towers in New York City. Yamasaki died in 1986.
The McGregor Center was built in 1958. The pools remained filled with water until the early '80s, when leaks and other functional problems led Wayne State to drain them. The pools have remained empty and something of an eyesore ever since.
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