Detroit’s Hudson’s Site Tower Has Been Topped Off

The milestone makes the skyscraper the second tallest in Michigan.
Photograph courtesy of Bedrock

The Detroit skyline changed forever today as the final beam of the Hudson’s site skyscraper was lifted into place, officially making it the second tallest building in the state. The only building taller than the new structure is the central tower of the Renaissance Center at 727 feet.

The project, which broke ground in 2017, is located at the site of the former Hudson’s department store at 1200 Woodward Ave. and is the city’s largest ground-up development in 50 years.

So far, 3,500 tradespeople have worked more than 2.7 million hours getting the project to this milestone, something that would not have been possible without their hard work, according to a press release sent by Bedrock.

“The talent and dedication of Detroit’s tradespeople has been a driving force on the Hudson’s Site and integral to achieving this landmark project,” Dan Gilbert, Founder & Chairman of Bedrock, said in that release.

“We are proud of their individual contributions, that will make this a generational development and will surely enhance the city’s skyline for Detroiters and visitors for decades to come.”

When it opens, the 48-story tower will bring more than 1.5 million square feet of new retailers, office space, dining and hospitality establishments, a five-star hotel, event amenities, and residences.

Work on the site’s construction will continue in phases. It is expected to be completed by next year.

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