Snapshot, 1960: On a mission to find a milkshake
With the impact of the ‘jet age’ becoming evident in 1950s automotive design, Cadillac in particular began to embrace the new dawn by introducing increasingly absurd tailfins and turbine references. But the aerodynamic influence was not restricted to cars: the façade of Uncle Bob’s diner in Flint, Michigan, looks to have taken cues from a space station – and is appropriately lit, too. Designed as a single, moveable unit by O’Mahoney in 1947, the construction served the staple American meal until 1987, when it was transported to Rockford, Michigan, and used as an art gallery.
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