Columbus, IN – October 2013 – Architecture Tour

The small city of Columbus, Indiana is known for the depth and breadth of modern architecture and public art. This amazing collection is due to Irwin Miller, the 2nd CEO of Cummins, a diesel engine manufacturer.

Miller initially paid the architects fees if the firm select came from a list he approved. First used for schools, it was later expanded to other non profit and civic organizations.

The Cummins Headquarters is a fine example.

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The interior is impressive as well with engines displayed from the ceiling detailing the components

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The visitor center has an impressive glass art display as well.

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An impressive sculpture adorns the center of a boulevard.

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The local newspaper office.

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City Halls curved glass wall provides numerous interesting reflections.

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A ‘Gizmo’ in the local mall.

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The Miller House and Garden was designed by Eero Saarinen in 1957. Unfortunately interior photography was prohibited.

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