Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Eero Saarinen 1910-1961
Eero Saarinen grew up in Finland and the United States surrounded by art and design. He taught design at Cranbrook Academy of Art and worked in his father’s architectural firm. His independent artistic vision was first revealed in the simple, dramatic arch of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis.
The General Motors Technical Center in Warren established Saarinen as an interpreter of the post-war style International style. Inspired by automotive engineering, he developed innovative construction techniques, such as gaskets derived from those used in automotive windshields. His work included the curves and cantilevers of the TWA Terminal at New York’s Idlewild (now JFK) Airport and Dulles Airport in Virginia.
Location. 42° 44.127′ N, 84° 33.135′ W. Marker is in Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker is on North Washington Square, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 block of North Washington Square – west side, Lansing MI 48933, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gordie Howe b. 1928 (here, next to this marker); Walter Reuther 1907-1970 (within shouting distance of this marker); Muzyad Yahkoob “Danny Thomas” 1914-1991 (within shouting distance of this marker); Elijah McCoy 1843-1929 (within shouting distance of this marker); William Crapo “Billy” Durant 1861-1947 (within shouting distance of this marker); Joe Louis Barrow 1914-1981 (within shouting distance of this marker); Jonas Salk 1914-1995 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Drs. Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lansing.
More about this marker. Marker is embedded in the sidewalk of the 200 Block of N. Washington Square, west side.
Also see . . . Eero Saarinen, from the Architectural Digest. (Submitted on June 15, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan.)
Additional keywords. Dulles Airport St. Louis Arch
Categories. • Air & Space • Architecture •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 26 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on June 1, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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