Friday, April 29, 2016
Y: Yamasaki and the Yankee Air Museum
While Minoru Yamasaki is best known for designing the World Trade Center, he has many beautiful buildings in Detroit. The building featured on the cover of the book, 'Yamasaki in Detroit', is the McGregor Center on the campus of Wayne State.
If you would like to see more of his buildings, click here.
The Yankee Air Museum in Belleville is just a short drive from my home. The museum will eventually re-locate all of its collection to the Willow Run Bomber Plant. I have fond memories of the old Willow Run Airport. It is the first airport I ever visited. In 1953 my aunt and uncle went back to Italy to visit family they had not seen since 1920. There was a big family send-off at the airport, with everyone waving good-bye as they walked to the plane, something we are unable to do today.