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One Woodward (American Natural Resources Company Building, Michigan Consolidated Gas Company Office Building)
This graceful, elegant work was designed by Yamasaki (1912–1986) to house all the administrative offices of the gas company in one location. It created a strong corporate identity and further affirmed the development of the civic center area. The thirty-two-story tower on a podium, with reflecting pools (later converted to flower beds) and landscaping, employs white marble, precast-concrete panels, and lacy vertical grillework in an otherwise Miesian format.
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