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Detroit breaks ground on tallest tower, symbol of resurgence

Detroit breaks ground on tallest tower, symbol of resurgence
Posted at 2:56 PM, Dec 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-14 14:56:12-05

An 800-foot-tall (244-meter) centerpiece is coming to Detroit's resurgent downtown as the city continues to build momentum about three years after exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, Mayor Mike Duggan and other city leaders took part in Thursday's program on the site of what was once the J.L. Hudson Co. department store.

Bedrock Detroit real estate says the $900 million two-building project will include a 58-story residential tower and 12-floor building for retail and conference space. The tower will have an 800-foot-tall (244-meter) sky deck.

The Renaissance Center along the Detroit riverfront is the city's tallest building, listed at 727 feet (222 meters).

The Hudson's store on Woodward Avenue closed in 1983 and was demolished in 1998.