The Craig Fahle Show

Minoru Yamasaki Reflecting Pool to Re-Open at WSU

Wednesday, March 1, 2013

Wayne State University will reopen the McGregor Memorial Conference Center Reflecting Pools. The pools, designed by renowned architect Minoru Yamasaki, lay dormant since the late ‘90s, when they were drained due to a damaged foundation. In an effort led by Wayne State President Allan Gilmour, the university allocated $1.8 million to have them restored. Ruhtab Sahota, the Project Manager, has overseen two years of reconstruction on the pools He spoke to WDET’s Martina Guzman about what it meant to work on an archectural gem designed by one of the premier architects of the 20th century.

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