Yamasaki remains an important part of our international architectural heritage. This is part one of a two part blog on Yamasaki and his life as written by guest blogger Dale Allen Gyure, Ph.D.
In 1962, architect Minoru Yamasaki received the commission for which he would become known: the World Trade Center in New York City.
In 1959, Minoru Yamasaki branched out from metropolitan Detroit to the rest of Michigan with the Michigan State Medical Society in East Lansing.
Googie architecture was popularized after John Lautner, a Michigan native, designed a coffee shop in Los Angeles in 1949.
There are relatively few buildings that can truly be classed as magnificent or works of genius. The St. Francis DeSales Church in Norton Shores, Michigan is one such building.
Minoru Yamasaki felt an airport needed the feel of Grand Central Station.
The above image represents a “lost” piece of history – now discovered and housed within the Archives of Michigan. This blueprint – by famed Lansing architect Darius B. Moon – is to the residence of Ransom E. Olds, father of the Oldsmobile.
Yamasaki remains an important part of our international architectural heritage. This is part two of a two part blog on Yamasaki and his life as written by guest blogger Dale Allen Gyure, Ph.D.
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