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One Woodward

One Woodward Avenue

The first skyscraper designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki (who went on to design the World Trade Center), the landmark at One Woodward Avenue was constructed in 1962 as the Michigan Consolidated Building for the gas company. It was bought and rebeautified by Bedrock in 2012, welcoming the Fifth Third bank in 2014. The 28-story structure of welded steel and precast concrete features a facade of white marble, an entrance piece in bronze created by sculptor Giacomo Manzu (who had created pieces for the Vatican) and rooftop latticework with colored lighting. Every level is surrounded by a series of narrow windows, many looking out onto Hart Plaza and the Detroit River. The property includes event and meeting space in the glass-enclosed lobby and the wraparound patio, along with an underground parking garage.

Quick Facts

  • Size: 370,000 sq. ft.
  • Usage: Event, meeting, office, parking
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