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Albert Kahn Links Pages

The Detroit News RearView Mirror Project

A living history project from the story and photo archives of The Detroit News. A good starting point on the web.

The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit

You have to see this site to believe it. A tour of urban decay, with lots of references to the work of Albert Kahn. I've been through the whole site and let me tell you, it is full. Of particular note are the Industrial and Downtown Ruins sections.

Albert Kahn, Architect of Modern Times

This site describes the production of a 35 minute documentary on the life of A.K.

Albert Kahn Architects

The firm founded by Albert Kahn carries on the business over 100 years later. The numbers are quite impressive:

  • Number of employees:340;
  • Registered architects and engineers: 125;
  • Ranking in U.S.20th (Building Design & Construction, July '98); 
  • Revenue: $37.5 million;
  • Annual volume of work: $850 million in construction costs.

Books on Albert Kahn remains the address on the Internet for books. Check out the search results for Albert Kahn- ya gotta love this technology! Simply type in "Albert Kahn" and you're off to the races.

More Information

Albert Kahn is very well represented on the web. If you want to see some of his works, I'd suggest you go to one of the major search engines and type in Albert Kahn. My preference is to use

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