1973 : Ground-Breaking for Detroit’s Renaissance Center

May 27, 2018 all-day

Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan from S 2014-12-07.jpgA view of the Renaissance Center from the Detroit River.

On May 27, 1973, a ground-breaking ceremony was held to celebrate the kickoff of construction of Detroit’s Renaissance Center on the riverfront. By July of 1976 the first office tower (Tower 100) opened. The formal dedication took place April 15, 1977 for the four, 39-floor office towers and the 73-story hotel. Renaissance Center Phase II, Towers 500 and 600, opened in 1981. The entire complex features 5.5 million square feet of space.

The Wintergarden was added to the Renaissance Center in 2001, along with retail shops and restaurants.

Sources :

Detroit Historical Society Facebook page

Renaissance Center wikipedia Page

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