New renderings show 912-foot skyscraper at site of old Hudson's in Detroit

Posted at 8:11 AM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 09:19:45-04

New renderings released by Bedrock Detroit over the weekend show the 912-foot skyscraper that will be built at the site of the old Hudson's Building in downtown Detroit.

The project broke ground in December 2017 and will be the tallest building in Detroit. Original plans called for the skyscraper to be around 800 feet tall, which still would've made it the tallest building. The Renaissance Center is currently the tallest at 727 feet.

The expected cost of the building is around $900 million and is part of the $2.1 billion Gilbert and Bedrock are investing in four separate projects in downtown Detroit.

There will be 1 million square feet of space in the building. The most will come for residential, which will have 425,000 square feet for 330-450 different units.

On top of that, there will be 240,000 square feet of office space, 90,000 feet of exhibition space, including Detroit's first observation skydeck, 100,000 square feet of retail space and 120,000 square feet of event space.

Part of the plan for the skyscraper is to attract the kind of businesses and tech businesses for the city. It will have open floor plates, lots of light and what he said is a lot of attraction from an architectural standpoint.