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|Location||Moline, Illinois map|
|Building Type||commercial office block|
|Construction System||steel frame, weathering steel and glass facade|
|Notes||Facades articulated by external louvers hung from extending steel beams. Expressive steel detailing. Modern|
|Discussion||John Deere and Company Commentary
"This headquarters for a farm equipment manufacturer pioneered in the use of weathering steelhigh-tensile steel that, if left unpainted, forms its own cinnamon brown protective coating. Set on a wooded site with two man-made lakes, its three original facilities were an auditorium, an office building, and display building, the latter two connected by a bridge across a ravine. Their strong yet artfully detailed lines bear a curious resemblance to Japanese temple architecture...."
from Sylvia Hart Wright. Sourcebook of Contemporary North American Architecture: From Postwar to Postmodern. p116.
American Institute of Architects 25 Year Award, 1993
Sources on John Deere and Company
William S. Saunders. Modern ArchitecturePhotographs by Ezra Stoller. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, 1990. ISBN 0-8109-3816-2. exterior photo, p122. interior hallway, p123. A wonderful & inspiring book of beautiful photographs by the master of architectural photography. Available at Amazon.com
Toshino Nakamura, ed. "Deere and Company, 1957-63", A+U Extra Edition. April 1984. p102. drawing of longitudinal section, p116. drawing of transverse section, p116.
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