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Yamasaki reflecting pool reopens at Wayne State University building in Detroit

May 6, 2013


Last Wednesday, Wayne State University rededicated the McGregor Memorial Conference Center Reflecting Pool designed by famed architect Minoru Yamasaki, best known for his work on the World Trade Center Twin Towers. Yamasaki designed four buildings for Wayne State. Here's how he described his vision of the campus in a proposal, according to the university's Walter P. Reuther Library: "An island of urban delight -- a lovely system of courts linking the buildings, all on a walking scale. The McGregor Memorial Conference Center was completed in 1958. The pools were drained because of a damaged foundation in the late '90s and were renovated through $1.8 in funds allocated by WSU last year. Photos are provided courtesy of Wayne State University's Walter P. Reuther Library.