"[The Pool] had been drained for a long time, because it was leaking and they had also shot a film there and had painted the concrete an inappropriate color," said Knibbe in reference to Yamasaki's original design. "It was sitting there looking pretty ragged."-Great Lakes By Design
Utilizing resources from the Wayne State University's archives, QEA and consulting teams were able to restore the pool with as much of Yamasaki's original vision as was possible. Consideration was given to intricate details to achieve an accurate restoration of the pool. A good example of such details was determining the exact location of where the stone boulders stood in the pool. These were laser-scanned so that they would be reset in the exact same spot, once the pool bed had been restored. Beyond necessary repairs, there were additional features included in the project to improve accessibility and ensure other modern standards were being upheld.
Purchase Volume 1 Issue 3 of Great Lakes By Design to read the entire article.