Hudson's site skyscraper won't be tallest in city, but aims to be 'most iconic'

Posted at 11:27 PM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 23:30:31-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A change in plans means a new skyscraper downtown will not rise above the Renaissance Center.

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Dan Gilbert's initial plans called for the new building at the old Hudson's site to be the tallest in Detroit. However, a change in the tower means it won't measure up to the Ren Cen.

In August 2019, Bedrock officials said that it might not be the tallest building in the state and were no longer going to put an observation deck at the top.

The tower was originally expected to be over 900 feet tall. It was also expect the have a Sky Deck observation deck. However, plans for that were scrapped over elevator concerns, once it was decided to use part of the building for hotel space.

Bedrock says the focus is on making the most iconic development, not the tallest.