[permaculture] River Rouge Ford Plant
hemenway at jeffnet.org
Mon Jul 1 13:20:50 EDT 2002
on 7/1/02 8:29 AM, Mark at mpludwig at facstaff.wisc.edu wrote:
> At least in Bussiness week, possibly Wired?
> At 10:29 AM 7/1/02 -0500, you wrote:
>> mark: where have you seen references to this? is there anything on the net?
>> Mark wrote:
>> I am watching the rebuilding of Ford motor
>>> company's river rouge plant in Michigan with particular interest as it will
>>> be the largest living roof in the world once completed and have a huge
>>> living machine water treatment system. This is the kind of project that
>>> will take sound design to the next level precisely because bean counters
>>> will scrutinize it and the Wall Street Journal will report on it.
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William McDonough is the architect (usually written "visionary architect")
behind the rebuilding/greening of the huge Ford plant near Detroit (My
father was an auto exec, so I toured it a few times as kid: coal and ore in
one end, cars out the other). It's been written up in Wired
and Wall Street Journal, lots of places. Another link for the story is at
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