150 West Jefferson

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150 West Jefferson
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General information
Type Office
Location 150 West Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates 42°19′43″N 83°02′41″W / 42.3286°N 83.0446°W / 42.3286; -83.0446Coordinates: 42°19′43″N 83°02′41″W / 42.3286°N 83.0446°W / 42.3286; -83.0446
Construction started 1987
Completed 1989
Height
Roof 139 m (456 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 26
Design and construction
Architect Heller Manus Architects, BEI Associates
References
[1][2]

150 West Jefferson is a skyscraper and class-A office center in Downtown Detroit, Michigan. The building's construction began in 1987 and was completed in 1989. It stands at 26 stories tall, with two basement floors, for a total of 28. The building stands at 150 West Jefferson Avenue, between Shelby Street and Griswold Street, and between Jefferson and Larned Street bordering the Detroit Financial District.

Detroit based Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, one of the nation's largest law firms, occupies the top floors of 150 West Jefferson. The Detroit offices of KPMG also occupy 150 West Jefferson.[3]

Architecture[edit]

The building's main exterior materials include glass, granite, and concrete in a postmodern architectural design. The high-rise building is primarily used as an Office tower, with a parking garage, restaurant and retail offices inside it. This building is connected to the rest of downtown Detroit by a station stop on the Detroit People Mover transit system built into the adjacent parking ramp. The 150 West Jefferson high rise replaced the Detroit Stock Exchange Building. Some of the façade of the old building was preserved and incorporated into the interior and exterior decoration of the new building. The skyscraper rises 444' 6" from its front entrance off West Jefferson Avenue. The back entrance off the podium on Larned Street actually sits 7' lower. Four flagpoles, each 30 feet (9 m) high, are located at each corner of the top of the slanted roof. Each displays an American flag; the four can be seen across the river in Windsor, Ontario.

The Financial District station of the Detroit People Mover system is accessed inside this building.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 150 West Jefferson at SkyscraperPage
  2. ^ 150 West Jefferson at Emporis
  3. ^ Offices. KPMG. Retrieved on December 17, 2009.

Further reading[edit]

  • Hill, Eric J. and John Gallagher (2002). AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3120-3. 
  • Sharoff, Robert (2005). American City: Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3270-6. 

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