Crazy Man Crashes Chevy Into GM Headquarters

At about 2 PM yesterday afternoon, a man in a filthy 6th-gen Chevrolet Monte Carlo drove into the front revolving doors of GM's headquarters in Detroit, the Renaissance Center. The Ren Cen, as it's known to close friends, suffered damage to some glass panels on the front and one of the main revolving doors. » 6/04/12 9:00am 6/04/12 9:00am

Michael Moore Makes First "Official" GM Visit

Michael Moore did the Detroit screening of his latest flick Capitalism: A Love Story at none other than the GM Renaissance Center, where he wasn't tossed out on his ear by security... for once. [Mediate] » 9/22/09 7:00pm 9/22/09 7:00pm

Caption This: F/A-18 Hornet Flyby Edition

A Navy F/A-18 Hornet buzzes past GM's Renaissance Center world headquarters last year on its way along the Detroit River to wow the thousands of spectators attending the Red Bull Air Race. » 6/12/09 4:30pm 6/12/09 4:30pm

GM's Renaissance Center HQ: View From The Top

With cutbacks, bailouts, layoffs and rumors of eminent bankruptcy floating in the air, these days GM's Detroit Renaissance Center HQ's a tough place to work. But the view sure is killer. Let's take a look. » 5/07/09 9:00am 5/07/09 9:00am

Pension Board Blinks As GM Seeks $500 Million For RenCen Refinance

Though no formal up or down vote has been called, General Motors may be out of luck getting the $500 million in local refinancing » 10/10/08 10:40am 10/10/08 10:40am for its Renaissance Center world headquarters we reported on Tuesday. The now says members of Detroit's city pension board and Police & Firefighter's Fund board think GM's refi request is…

GM Attempting To Refinance HQ, Threatening To Sell Renaissance Center?

The Detroit News » 10/07/08 5:00pm 10/07/08 5:00pm reports that General Motors is attempting to borrow $500 million from one or both of Detroit's pension funds to refinance its corporate headquarters. GM is saying it may have to sell the complex if a refinancing deal isn't reached, despite the fact the company just took full ownership of the facility…

The RenCen As Phallacious Prophecy: Building General Motors' World…

The General's world headquarters, the Renaissance Center, is a phallic protuberance at the tip of the city of Detroit — a way for the city, home to the world's biggest automaker, to show the rest of the world that they're still the big swingin' dick of the industry, despite the blight and urban decay surrounding it… » 10/09/06 9:13am 10/09/06 9:13am

Rick And Carlos Have Dinner; General Motors, Renault-Nissan Arrange…


Rick and Carlos had dinner last night in Metro Detroit — and although folks may not know where, we do know they've now moved from an agreement to sit down and talk about an "alliance" — to an agreement to discuss for 90 days an "alliance." But for us anyway, the question of "where" they ate is much more interesting —… » 7/15/06 11:00am 7/15/06 11:00am