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BUILDING
 
 
Renaissance Center
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DESIGNER
 
 
John Portman

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
Michigan
County
Wayne
Town
Detroit
Address
E. Jefferson Ave.
 
 
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MAP
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Buildings for travel and tourism
Hotels
Vertical architectures
Skyscrapers
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Restaurants
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1970 - 1971    
Realisation
1973 - 1981
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  Out of Sight
Directed by
Steven Soderbergh
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1998
Cast
George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez
Building's role
Marginal
Title
  Presumed Innocent
Directed by
Alan J. Pakula
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1990
Cast
Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raúl Juliá, Bonnie Bedelia, Paul Winfield, Greta Scacchi
Building's role
Marginal
Title
  Bird on a Wire
Directed by
John Badham
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1990
Cast
Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine, Bill Duke, Stephen Tobolowsky
Building's role
Marginal
Title
  The Rosary Murders
Directed by
Fred Walton
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1987
Cast
Donald Sutherland, Charles Durning, Josef Sommer, Tom Mardirosian, Mark Margolis, Anita Barone, Jack White
Building's role
Marginal
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Liliana McGuire, "Renaissance Center a Detroit. Basta seguire il sentiero colorato/Detroit: Renaissance Center. Just follow the "Yellow Brick Road"", Materia 6, 1° quadrimestre/four months 1991 [Lo spazio sacro/Sacred Space], pp. 60-66
"Renaissance Center a Detroit", Casabella 457/458, aprile-maggio/april-may 1980 [Grattacielo: casa dello specchio], pp. 36-39
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
Eminem Recovery Renaissance CenterEminem, Recovery, Aftermath, Interscope, Shady, Web Entertainment, USA 2010
 
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CLIENT
 
 
Ford Motor Company
Renaissance Center Partnership
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AMOUNT
 
 
$ 500.000.000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Consistence
7 towers
Height
antenna spire m. 230 (ft. 750)
roof m. 222 (ft. 727)
top floor m. 212 (ft. 696)
Floors
73 (1 tower)
39 (4 towers)
21 (2 towers)
Diameter
central tower m. 57 (ft. 188)
Surface
sq.m. 515,800 (sq.ft. 5,552,000)
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STRUCTURES
 
 
URS/John A. Blume & Associates
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STAFF
 
Mechanical engineer
Britt Aldermann & Associates
Electrical engineer
Morris E. Harrison & Associates
Foundations consultants
Stoll, Evans & Associates
Civil engineer
Johnson & Anderson
Construction management
Tishman Construction Corp.
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