architect: Albert Kahn
owner: General Motors
years built: 1937 (?)
Factory designing of the last decade differs considerably from the earlier Pierce-Arrow Plant. The building is longer and lower to permit continuous assembly. A light metal skeleton permits unbroken bands of windows. A high standard of finish is evident in the external sheathing.
In the work of the Kahn firm, the world’s leading factory architects, the design of the administrative units is generally much less advanced than that of the completely industrial portion.