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.
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.