After decades spent collecting leaves and litter, the reflecting pools around Wayne State's McGregor Conference Center have been refilled and restored. Like four other buildings on campus, the McGregor Conference Center is the work of the late Minoru Yamasaki, the Detroit-based architect who went on to design the World Trade Center. The reflecting pool is a perfect example of how Yamasaki designed areas of tranquility, even in spaces meant for business (hence the garden plaza in front of the Federal Reserve annex). Seeing the pool now (check out the Freep's vid), it's hard to believe the university let it languish for so long. It will be rededicated in a ceremony at 5PM today.
· Architect Minoru Yamasaki's Work To Be Restored at Wayne State [Curbed Detroit]
· Tour of All Four Yamasaki Buildings on the WSU Campus [Curbed Detroit]
· Yamasaki pool, garden at Wayne State to be rededicated [Freep]