American Center

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American Center
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American Center
General information
Type office/retail
Location Southfield-Detroit, United States
Coordinates 42°29′24″N 83°17′56″W / 42.49000°N 83.29889°W / 42.49000; -83.29889Coordinates: 42°29′24″N 83°17′56″W / 42.49000°N 83.29889°W / 42.49000; -83.29889
Completed 1975
Height
Roof 100.9 m (331 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 26 stories
Design and construction
Architect SmithGroup
References
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The American Center is a high-rise tower in the Metro Detroit suburb of Southfield, Michigan. It was built in 1975 and stands at 26 stories, with one basement level, for a total of 27 floors.

The building's main use is that of a typical office tower. It also includes a parking garage and retail spaces. As with many modern architecture-based towers, it exterior is laden with golden glass.

The tower was originally built as the home for the American Motors Corporation; the company was later bought by the Chrysler Corporation; the building has since been purchased by Sun Communities and is managed by Redico Real Estate Development (REDICO). The tower is square in plan, with chamfered corners. The elevator core is unusual in that it is rotated 45 degrees relative to the tower's axis.

The building is located close to Interstate 696, M-10, and US 24, "Mixing Bowl." The American Center is separate from the nearby Southfield Town Center. Major tenants include: Charter One, Grant Thornton, UBS, The Bartech Group and various law firms.

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  • Fisher, Dale (2005). Southeast Michigan: Horizons of Growth. Grass Lake, MI: Eyry of the Eagle Publishing. ISBN 1-891143-25-5. 
  • Meyer, Katherine Mattingly and Martin C.P. McElroy with Introduction by W. Hawkins Ferry, Hon A.I.A. (1980). Detroit Architecture A.I.A. Guide Revised Edition. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1651-4. 

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