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Bedrock delays groundbreaking for skyscraper on Detroit's old Hudson's site

Bedrock released more renderings Sept. 13, 2017 of a planned skyscraper on Woodward Avenue in Downtown Detroit.
Bedrock released more renderings Sept. 13, 2017 of a planned skyscraper on Woodward Avenue in Downtown Detroit.


DETROIT – The groundbreaking for the new skyscraper set to be built at Detroit's old Hudson's site has been pushed back two weeks.

Bedrock was originally planning to break ground on what will become Detroit's tallest building on Friday, but it has been rescheduled for December 14.

Bedrock announced the project back in February, estimating a $560 million yearly economic impact.

“For long-time Detroiters, we remember what Hudson’s represented. It wasn’t just a department store – it was the economic engine of Detroit. It drew residents and visitors downtown, where they spent a day shopping at Hudson’s and visiting the retail, restaurants and theaters around it,” says Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans and founding partner of Bedrock.

“Our goal is to create a development that exceeds the economic and experiential impact even Hudson’s had on the city. We believe this project is so unique that it can help put Detroit back on the national – and even global – map for world-class architecture, talent attraction, technology innovation and job creation.”

The Hudson's store was demolished in 1998, and was once the tallest department store in the world.

More info and project renderings can be found here.


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