Eero Saarinen, Two Views of the General Motors Technical Center, (1948-1956)
Eero gave the center the character of an automobile. “General Motors in a metal-working industry; a precision industry; a mass production industry”, he said. “Thus, the design is based on steel-the metal of the automobile. Like the automobile itself, the buildings are essentially put together, as on an assembly line, out of mass produced units. And, down to the smallest detail, we tried to give the architecture the precise, well made look which is a proud characteristic of industrial America”.