During a news conference on 7 August 2019 on the construction process of the so-called Hudson Skyscraper, officials with Detroit-based commercial real estate firm Bedrock revealed the building may not become the tallest in Detroit.
Since construction began on the building in December of 2017, work has been proceeding under street level. During the news conference, Joe Guziewicz, vice president of construction for Bedrock, said work is expected to begin above ground in early 2020.
Guziewicz says the design of the building is in flux as Bedrock works to find a hotel operator. He says many details, including the final height of the building, will be determined by the needs of the hotel operator they ultimately decide to contract. This could include making the building shorter than previously expected.
“The tower was originally expected to be over 900 feet (274 meters) tall.”
The tower was originally expected to be over 900 feet (274 meters) tall. It was also set to have an observation Sky Deck. However, plans for that were scrapped over elevator concerns when the projected decided to use part of the building for hotel space.
Developers say they’re in talks with various hotels, but no final decision has been made thus far.
Officials say the project will not be hindered by company owner Dan Gilbert’s recent stroke.
The tower is also projected to contain residential, retail, and office space.
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