DETROIT – Dan Gilbert's Bedrock real estate company broke ground Thursday morning on the site of the former Hudson's Department store in Downtown Detroit.
Bedrock plans to construct a 58-story residential tower and a 12-story building on the site. The tower will be the tallest skyscraper in Detroit upon its completion. It will have a top-floor, multi-level public observation deck that will be 800 feet above the city.
New York-based SHoP Architects and Detroit-based Hamilton Anderson are behind the design and architecture. A timetable for completion has not been offered.
We asked Nextdoor users in Detroit how they felt about Bedrock's plans for the site. Forty-seven people voted in the non-scientific poll with 47 percent saying they think it's a "Great Project." Another 32 percent answered "We'll see," and 11 percent said it was an "Eyesore" or "Bring back the Hudson Building."
Here are the latest renderings of the project from Bedrock: