Man Who Designed World Trade Centers Designed Michigan Gas Company Building In Detroit
When it comes to the topic of the World Trade Centers and 9/11, there are many prolific figures that come to mind. People like former President George Bush, the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives to try to save others, and the infamous Philippe Petit, who performed a legendary stunt in 1974, when he performed acrobatics on a thin wire strung between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
Famed architect Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986) lived much of his adult life in Oakland County’s Birmingham and Troy. He designed the World Trade Center in New York City and the Michigan Consolidated Gas Company building in Detroit.
The man would have been devastated to know what the eventual outcome of those buildings would be, as we remember those who lost their lives in the biggest tragedy that's taken place this millennium.
The Michigan Consolidated Gas Company building is still in use today as a National Bank at One Woodward Ave in Detroit, so at least there is one building of his that still stands and eerily reflects the same majesty the former Twin Towers once resembled.
Give it a pass today if you're on the east side of the state and remember the man who made the greatest buildings in America's history.