Police in Detroit are investigating why a man intentionally drove his Chevrolet Monte Carlo into the revolving doors of the Renaissance Center over the weekend. Witnesses say the man, dressed all in black, lined up his late-model coupe and planted his foot on the accelerator. The car crashed into the glass doors and both building security and police quickly responded to the scene.
If you're looking for the bones of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, you may need look no further than the General Motors headquarters. According to a new book by Hoffa's former driver and mob goon Marvin Elkind, Hoffa's corpse rests below the cement foundation of the Renaissance Center. Elkind co-wrote Weasel: A Double Life in the Mob with a Canadian journalist, and according to one passage, reported mob boss Anthony Giacalone told Teamsters delegates to "Say good morning to Jimmy Hoffa, boys," as
Earlier this month, General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson said in reference to the possibility that the automaker may move its headquarters from Detroit: "We're looking at, frankly, everything within our business, but it's not like we have that queued up at the top of our list. We don't have any such plan... but if we did it would be motivated by business rationale, which would be cost, efficiency and speed."
Although the move is really intended to save money for America's largest automaker, General Motors' announcements that it would be turning off the escalators at its corporate headquarters between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. and for the weekends will, of course, have another desirable effect, that of reducing the building's energy usage. In another environmentally-sound cost cutting move, the automaker has also requested that its workers shut off the lights after they are done working and to t
One upside to a faltering real estate market is a plethora of good buys on property. General Motors took advantage of that fact by purchasing its Renaissance Center headquarters in Detroit for $626 million in cash. For another $200 million it picked up a couple of office buildings in Pontiac, too.
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