Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Board Chairman Matt Cullen was a keynote speaker at the Historical Society of Michigan's virtual Michigan in Perspective: Local History Conference held March 25-26. 

 The annual conference held in Metro-Detroit was open to anyone interested in state and regional history.

The topic of Matt's keynote address was Riverfront Reborn: The Renaissance Center and Detroit Riverfront.  It focused on the Detroit International Riverfront and the seven connected skyscrapers of General Motors’ Renaissance Center that make up a striking portion of the city’s skyline.  Matt gave his reflections as the chief architect behind GM’s acquisition and development of the complex about establishing the automaker’s global headquarters in Detroit and launching a billiondollar transformation of the city’s riverfront—from an abandoned industrial site to a destination for entertainment and recreation.

View full hour-long presentation here.

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