Vance: Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center
Many people can’t afford to purchase a Mercedes, but they can learn all about them at the Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center in Vance. In 2015, Mercedes-Benz invested $3 million to renovate the visitor center at its Alabama auto plant. The redesigned center offers an interactive exhibit of the automaker’s 128-year history. The original building was designed by Gresham, Smith and Partners in 1997 and has a swooping roof that mimics the lines of a classic Mercedes racecar. On display are cars from the horseless carriage days to those hot off the assembly line of plants including this one. The gleaming surfaces of finely crafted streamlined forms are evident throughout the building.
Photo Credit: Lewis Kennedy