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One Woodward (American Natural Resources Company Building, Michigan Consolidated Gas Company Office Building)

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American Natural Resources Company Building, Michigan Consolidated Gas Company Office Building
1962, Minoru Yamasaki. 1 Woodward Ave.

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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Author: 
Kathryn Bishop Eckert

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