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UAW-Ford National Programs Center

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Identification

UAW-Ford National Programs Center
Veterans Memorial Building
118503

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
marble
stainless steel
curtain wall
international style

Usages

institutional office
restaurant fitness center parking

Facts

  • Typical of the International Style, the walls and glass windows of the marble-faced former Veterans Memorial Hall are held on the same plane. The roof is flat.
  • On the narrow northwest wall, a 30-foot high eagle sculpture carved in relief over a commemorative inscription adds to the meaning of this building as a memorial to war dead.
  • The building includes a 450-seat theater-styled conference center, and a 200-seat lecture hall both on the ground floor.
  • The building contains two lobbies, one at the back of the building along Hart Plaza, and one on the second floor at the Jefferson Avenue entrance.
  • This building's renovation started in January of 1995, and the building was finished and rededicated October 1st of 1997.
  • The elevation change between the front and back entrances of the building is 22'-11".
  • The parapet that rises around the main roof deck rises to a height of 4'-3".
  • The Veterans Memorial Building was dedicated on June 11, 1950.

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Location

151 West Jefferson Avenue
151 West Jefferson Avenue
48226
Hart Plaza
Downtown
Detroit
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

134.58 ft
134.58 ft
134.58 ft
120.33 ft
12.50 ft
10
2
1947
1948
1997
5
0

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