Nestled on the east side of suburban Detroit, the General Motors Tech Center is the de facto Valhalla for GM fans, a place where designers and engineers did (and do) their thing. This complex has now been designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. government.
The Tech Center, home to 19,000 employees and contractors, was built in the 1950s and is one of the first of several suburban corporate campuses that Eero Saarinen designed.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis recently announced the historic distinction for the Warren landmark, one of nine named.
According to the Detroit Free Press, The National Historic Landmarks Program, established in 1935, is administered by the National Park Service on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior.