Last night, Kevin, Josh, Sara and I sat down for an intensive work period dedicated to How to Forget the Border Completely. Our task was to place all the awesome projects we’ve been working on into InDesign and start visually investigating how we wanted our publication to come together.
I don’t know how; I don’t know when, and I don’t even really know why, but I’m determined to one day make or have made a GM Renaissance Center desk organizer.
While trying to find good aerial shots of the complex, I found that the reliable band of volunteer turbo-nerds at the Google Sketchup 3D Warehouse have come through with alarmingly detailed models of both the Ren-Cen and the Ambassador Bridge (sadly, nobody’s taken it upon him or herself to mock up the Casino, though this Renaissance Center in Lego almost makes up for that).
I don’t know what anyone would do with either of those, really, but I find it difficult to believe that there isn’t a 3D printer squirreled away somewhere on campus (perhaps someone working as a sessional instructor could look into that and pull some strings—paging Professor Langlois). In the mean time, here’s everyone’s favorite Brutalist monstrosity done up in Tiggerific Orange.
Y’all know i love the bridge. The damn thing is tattooed on my back. So, I google searched Ambassador Bridge, and found it’s official website!
Everyone takes pictures of the bridge! There has to be more historical ones lying around the city as well as new ones.
If you have some, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “more bridge photos for your Ambassador Bridge website.”
I thought this was kinda cool, because a few of the shots in the video resemble ones i’ve taken myself. I do think it’s strange that Sam Roberts wrote a song about Detroit though, seeing how he’s not from this area.
Nice shout out to the Ambassador Bridge!