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Detroit's Renaissance Center Construction C. 1974: I had a friend, now deceased, who did electrical engineering work on this. THAT was NOT the remarkable part. He lived about 7 miles from the site, in a beautiful neighborhood in the city, and JOGGED downtown to work most of the time, down Woodward through Highland Park and Detroit.


Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI. Start and finish line for the two One Lap of America rallies that I participated in, 1985 and 1986. 1985 - 8,870 miles in seven days. 1986, a little less.


The Renaissance Center (also known as the GM Renaissance Center and nicknamed the RenCen) is a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Located on the International Riverfront, the Renaissance Center complex is owned by General Motors as its world headquarters. Completed in 1981. Architect John Portman. Renovated 2004.


Detroit Renaissance Center. My office was on the top floor in the early 80's. Working there involved an adrenaline filled elevator ride many times daily.

from Curbed Detroit

Walking the Architecture of Downtown Detroit: The Basics

Detroit MI. Renaissance center. Shopped there, worked there, and just admired the buildings from afar.