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043-0242 Reynolds Metals Company International Headquarters

Reynolds Metals Company International Headquarters
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/01/1999

NRHP Listing Date 04/26/2000

NPS property number 00000064

Reynolds Metals Company International Headquarters is a symbol of the Reynolds family, of the New South, and of the expanding role of aluminum in American life. Richard S. Reynolds and the staff of the company he founded discovered and marketed new uses for aluminum that have transformed modern life. The headquarters (built 1955-1958) was the joint vision of Reynolds and the world’s premier corporate architect, Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. It is a testament to architectural excellence as well as archetypical suburban corporate headquarters. The exterior employed aluminum in what were then new and innovative ways. The building is set in a landscape of carefully controlled vistas and formal gardens in both large and intimate scales designed by noted Richmond landscape architect Charles Gillette.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated January 8, 2019