Friday, April 29, 2016

Y: Yamasaki and the Yankee Air Museum

Several years ago I set up an endowed scholarship at Wayne State University in the School of Business Administration where I received my MBA.  Since that time I receive a Christmas gift each year from the President of the University.  It is always a book published by the university press.  I always end up wishing for a certain volume and then receiving something else.  This year I got my wish.

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.


  1. Its good you finally did get your wish of a book you wanted :)


  2. That is a very beautiful building - there is something so elegant about it. Glad you got the book you wanted :)
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  3. Stark, in a way, but it has a beauty. Perhaps a beauty of simplicity. Alana

  4. Glad you got the book you wanted. Interesting building concept. Needs looking at twice.

  5. Nice to get books as gifts! My favorite kind of gift!

  6. It's so great that you got your book finally and this is actually quite a nice thing that they send you each year something.

  7. Books as gifts is a wonderful thing, and to get one you want is even better. My husband has been a military pilot and I am sure he would like to read about the Yankee Air Museum. :)


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