Plans for Detroit skyscraper change, now expected to be taller

Plans for Detroit skyscraper change

Detroit, MICHIGAN (WXYZ) - The scheduled groundbreaking of a massive new skyscraper in Detroit is only months away, yet today, we learned the plan for the building is changing.

Bedrock Detroit shared its new vision for the future of the J.L Hudson’s site downtown.  The plan is growing. 

In February, the plan presented featured a 734-foot building. Now, the plan is to make it more than 800 feet tall. Either way, it would be the tallest building in the city.

It will feature one million square feet that would include office space, retail space and about thirty homes.  

The expected cost is $900 million.

Project leaders say they know they may face scrutiny for the last minute changes, but they feel they are improvements.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity if you will,” said Jozef Guziewicz, head of construction. "Having the greatest impact in Detroit is the most important thing.”

The plan is to break ground in December 2017. 

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