Michigan State Medical Society Building

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Michigan State Medical Society Building

The Michigan State Medical Society Building was designed by world-renowned architect Minoru Yamasaki and his firm Yamasaki & Associates, of Troy, Michigan, and is an early example of his work in the New Formalism method of design.  It is located at the northwest corner of Saginaw Street and Abbott Road, within the city limits of East Lansing, Michigan.  The neighborhood is urban/suburban in nature, with intense nearby development dating from the mid and late 20th century.  The original structure was completed in 1961 and together with the site purchase and landscaping cost a total of $750,000.  The building footprint measures 155 feet in length by fifty-five feet in width.  At two stories in height, the most prominent feature of this structure is the thirty-one semi-cylindrical cast-concrete arch sections which create a vaulted roofline.  Tall, slender concrete columns support this vaulted roof and are set between large glass windows, which create a glass wall on the primary and rear facades.

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