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Metropolitan Center for High Technology

Identification

Metropolitan Center for High Technology
The Detroit Institute of Technology, S. S. Kresge World Headquarters
253637

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
limestone
applied masonry
art deco

Usages

school
institutional office

Facts

  • Originally built as the headquarters for the S.S. Kresge Corporation, the company relocated to a suburban office campus in 1972, and donated the facility to the Detroit Institute of Technology, a vocational school.
  • This building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 19th, 1979.
  • This massive, E-shaped office building is considered to be one of Albert Kahn's best designed office buildings.

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Location

2701-2781 2nd Avenue
601-635 Temple Street, 600-630 Ledyard Street
2727 2nd Avenue
48202
University
Cass Park
Detroit
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

64.38 ft
5
1
1928
1929

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Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
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