Friday, May 12, 2006
Ultimate in Disposability
This is University of Michigan's School of Business Administration. Oh. I'm sorry. The Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Ross gave $100 million to the School of Business, so they adopted his name.
This was built in 1948. Sure, there isn't anything special about it (I kind of like the tiered effect at the top, but the Art Deco movement did it better), but it isn't the LS&A Building, which was built the same year and I think is quite ugly. LS&A is being gutted and rebuilt, but not torn down. This building is being torn down and replaced. Like an old boot. $100 million buys you a School of Business and the right to tear down buildings. He is a real estate developer after all.