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General Motors Technical Center

General Motors Technical Center
A wide rectilinear six-story blue-and-white building with the American, Canadian and Mexican flags flying in front, seen from a nearby roadway, under a cloudy sky
Main building in 2011
Location Bounded by 12 Mile, Mound and Chicago Rds, and Van Dyke Ave., Warren, Michigan
Coordinates

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Built 1949
Architect Eero Saarinen; Thomas Dolliver Church
Architectural style International Style
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 00000224[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 27, 2000
Designated NHL August 25, 2014

The GM Technical Center is a General Motors facility in Warren, Michigan. The campus has been the center of the company's engineering effort since its inauguration in 1956. In 2000 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places; fourteen years later it was designated a National Historic Landmark.[2]

The "Tech Center" was designed by architect Eero Saarinen, with construction beginning in 1949. The campus was completed in 1955 and ceremonially opened by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 16, 1956. The facility cost the company approximately US$100 million at the time. The American Institute of Architects honored it in 1986 as the most outstanding architectural project of its era.

The "Tech Center" is a 710-acre campus located in Warren, Michigan. The Technical Center includes 38 buildings and can house over 21,000 employees. The campus is bounded by Van Dyke Avenue on the east, by Mound Road on the west, by Chicago Road on the north and by 12 Mile Road on the south. The site offers an advanced technology business atmosphere emphasizing flexibility, efficiency, innovation, quality, safety, and security. It includes Script error: No such module "convert". of roads and Script error: No such module "convert". of tunnels, a water tower and Script error: No such module "convert". lake.

People affiliated with the site include Larry Burns, vice president of R&D and strategic planning, and Alan Taub, executive director of R&D.

Main areas

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  • Manufacturing Centers
    • Manufacturing A Building
    • Manufacturing B Building

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Mike Litterst (September 30, 2014). "Secretary Jewell, Director Jarvis Announce Nine New National Historic Landmarks Highlighting America's Diverse History and Culture" (Press release). Washington. U.S. Department of the Interior. 

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