List of tallest buildings in Michigan

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The Renaissance Center, Detroit.

The following is a list comprising the fifty tallest skyscrapers in the U.S. state of Michigan. Skyscrapers are listed in descending order, from first to fiftieth. This tallest fifty includes completed, existing, free-standing skyscrapers. Height does not take into account subterranean floors, antennas, or other non-structural additions. There is also a timeline of the tallest buildings in Michigan and a timeline of the tallest skyscrapers. The Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan contains the tallest all-hotel skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.[1]

Tallest skyscrapers[edit]

The Penobscot and Guardian Buildings tower over the Detroit Financial District.
3000 Town Center, Southfield, the tallest in suburban Detroit
Skyscrapers in downtown Grand Rapids.
Boji Tower, Lansing's tallest building, located downtown
Rank Name City Year Floors Height
feet / m
Reference
1. Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center Detroit 1977 73[A] 727 / 222 [2]
2. One Detroit Center Detroit 1993 43 619 / 189 [3]
3. Penobscot Building Detroit 1928 47 565 / 172 [4]
T-4. Renaissance Center 100 Detroit 1977 39 522 / 159 [5][6]
T-4. Renaissance Center 200 Detroit 1977 39 522 / 159 [7][8]
T-4. Renaissance Center 300 Detroit 1977 39 522 / 159 [9][10]
T-4. Renaissance Center 400 Detroit 1977 39 522 / 159 [11][12]
8. Guardian Building Detroit 1929 40 496 / 151 [13][14]
9. Book Tower Detroit 1926 38 475 / 145 [15][16]
10. 150 West Jefferson Detroit 1989 26 455 / 139 [17][18]
11. Fisher Building Detroit 1928 30 444 / 135
T-12. Cadillac Tower Detroit 1927 40 437 / 133
T-12. David Stott Building Detroit 1929 32 437 / 133
14. One Woodward Avenue Detroit 1963 28 430 / 131
15. River House Condominiums Grand Rapids 2008 34 406 / 124 [19]
16. 3000 Town Center Southfield 1975 32 402 / 122 [20]
17. 1000 Town Center Southfield 1989 28 395 / 120 [20]
18. Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building Detroit 1976 27 393 / 120
19. Detroit Edison Plaza Detroit 1971 25 374 / 114
20. 2000 Town Center Southfield 1986 28 370 / 113 [20]
21. David Broderick Tower Detroit 1928 35 369 / 113
22. 211 West Fort Street Detroit 1963 27 368 / 112
23. Buhl Building Detroit 1925 29 366 / 112 [21][22]
24. Westin Book-Cadillac Hotel Detroit 1924 29 349 / 106 [23][24]
25. Greektown Casino Hotel Detroit 2009 30 348 / 106 [25]
26. Top of Troy Building Troy 1975 25 346 / 106 [26]
T-27. Boji Tower Lansing 1931 23 345 / 105
T-27. Plaza Towers Grand Rapids 1991 34 345 / 105
29. First National Building Detroit 1930 26 341 / 104 [27][28]
T-30. Renaissance Center 500 Detroit 1977 21 339 / 103 [29][30]
T-30. Renaissance Center 600 Detroit 1977 21 339 / 103 [31][32]
32. 1001 Woodward Detroit 1965 23 338 / 103
33. Millender Center Apartments Detroit 1985 33 332 / 101
34. American Center Southfield 1975 25 331 / 101 [20]
35. 5000 Town Center Southfield 1983 33 328 / 100 [20]
36. SBC Building Addition Detroit 1974 17 327 / 100
37. Chrysler House Detroit 1913 23 324 / 99 [33][34]
38. Jeffersonian Apartments Detroit 1965 30 322 / 99
39. SBC Building Detroit 1912 19 319 / 97
T-40. Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Grand Rapids 1983 29 318 / 97
T-40. Blue Cross/Blue Shield Service Center Detroit 1971 22 318 / 97
T-40. Coleman A. Young Municipal Center Detroit 1954 20 318 / 97
43. Penobscot Building Annex Detroit 1913 23 310 / 94 [35][36]
T-44. 1300 Lafayette East Cooperative Detroit 1961 21 305 / 93 [37][38]
T-44. Riverfront Tower 300 Detroit 1983 21 305 / 93
T-44. Riverfront Tower 200 Detroit 1983 21 305 / 93
47. Executive Plaza Detroit 1967 22 290 / 88
48. Ford Building Detroit 1909 19 275 / 84
49. David Whitney Building Detroit 1916 19 272 / 83
50. Bridgewater Place Grand Rapids 1993 18 271 / 83
51. 4000 Town Center Southfield 1979 20 270 / 82 [20]
52. Tower Plaza Ann Arbor 1969 26 267 / 82

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

The following is a list of the tallest buildings in the U.S. state of Michigan on a year-to-year basis. The chart below shows the building, years as tallest, and its height.

Name Street address
in Detroit
Years as tallest Height
feet / m
Floors Reference
First Michigan State Capitol Capitol Park 1828–1866 140 / 43 2 [39]
Most Holy Trinity Church 1050 Porter Street 1866–1871 170 / 52 1 [40]
Former Detroit City Hall Campus Martius Park 1871–1877 200 / 61 4 [41]
St. Joseph Church 1828 Jay Street 1873–1877 200 / 61 1 [42]
Fort Street Presbyterian Church 631 West Fort Street 1877–1909 265 / 81 1 [43]
Ford Building 615 Griswold Street 1909–1913 275 / 84 19 [44]
Penobscot Building Annex 144 West Congress Street 1913 310 / 95 23 [36]
Chrysler House 719 Griswold Street 1913–1924 324 / 99 23 [34]
Book-Cadillac Hotel 220 Michigan Avenue 1924–1925 349 / 106 29 [24]
Buhl Building 535 Griswold Street 1925–1926 366 / 112 29 [22]
Book Tower 1265 Washington Boulevard 1926–1928 475 / 145 38 [16]
Penobscot Building 633 Griswold Street 1928–1977 565 / 172 47 [4]
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center 1 Renaissance Center Drive 1977–present 727 / 222 70 [2]

Timeline of tallest skyscrapers[edit]

The following is a list of the tallest skyscrapers in the U.S. state of Michigan on a year-to-year basis. The chart below shows the skyscraper, its height, when it was completed, how long it was the tallest, and what skyscraper surpassed it. The Frank & Seder (1881) is considered Detroit's oldest existing iron-framed tall building. The Hammond Building (1889) is considered Detroit's first steel-framed skyscraper, though it is now demolished. Detroit's oldest existing steel-framed skyscraper is the 12-story United Way Community Services Building (1895) at 1212 Griswold, originally known as the Chamber of Commerce Building.

Name City Height
feet / m
Year Period Surpassed by
Frank & Seder Building Detroit 135 / 41 1881 8 years Hammond Building[45]
Hammond Building Detroit 150 / 46 1889 6 years United Way Community Services Building
United Way Community Services Building Detroit 160 / 49 1895 1 year Majestic Building
Majestic Building Detroit 223 / 68 1896 13 years Ford Building
Ford Building Detroit 275 / 84 1909 4 years Penobscot Annex
Penobscot Annex Detroit 310 / 94 1913 > 1 year Chrysler House
Chrysler House Detroit 324 / 99 1913 12 years Book-Cadillac Hotel[24]
Book-Cadillac Hotel Detroit 349 / 106 1925 >1 year Buhl Building
Buhl Building Detroit 366 / 112 1925 1 year Book Tower
Book Tower Detroit 475 / 145 1926 2 years Penobscot Building
Penobscot Building Detroit 565 / 172 1928 51 years Renaissance Center
Renaissance Center Detroit 727 / 222 1977 currently incumbent

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

A. ^ a b c General Motors, the owner of the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, maintains that the building has 73 floors.[46] Hines Interests, the property management firm for the building, gives a floor count of 74,[47] while architect Skidmore, Owings and Merrill gives a floor count of 75.[48] Emporis and other building database sites usually give the floor count as 70,[49] while other sources state 73 stories.[50] This table uses the floor count of 73 as stated officially by the building's owner.

References[edit]

General
Specific
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  2. ^ a b "Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  3. ^ "One Detroit Center". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  4. ^ a b "Penobscot Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  5. ^ "Renaissance Center 100 Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  6. ^ "Renaissance Center Tower 100". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  7. ^ "Renaissance Center 200 Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  8. ^ "Renaissance Center Tower 200". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  9. ^ "Renaissance Center 300 Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  10. ^ "Renaissance Center Tower 300". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  11. ^ "Renaissance Center 400 Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  12. ^ "Renaissance Center Tower 400". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  13. ^ "Guardian Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  14. ^ "Guardian Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  15. ^ "Book Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  16. ^ a b "Book Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  17. ^ "150 West Jefferson". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  18. ^ "150 West Jefferson". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  19. ^ "River House". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  20. ^ a b c d e f "Southfield". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  21. ^ "Buhl Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  22. ^ a b "Buhl Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  23. ^ "Westin Book-Cadillac Detroit". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
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  25. ^ "Greektown Casino Hotel". Emporis. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  26. ^ "Troy". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  27. ^ "First National Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  28. ^ "First National Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  29. ^ "Renaissance Center 500 Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  30. ^ "Renaissance Center Tower 500". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  31. ^ "Renaissance Center 600 Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  32. ^ "Renaissance Center Tower 600". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  33. ^ "Dime Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  34. ^ a b "Dime Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  35. ^ "Penobscot Building Annex". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  36. ^ a b "Penobscot Building Annex". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  37. ^ "1300 Lafayette Cooperative". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  38. ^ "1300 Lafayette Cooperative". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  39. ^ "Michigan State Capitol". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  40. ^ "Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  41. ^ "Detroit City Hall". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  42. ^ "St. Joseph Church". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  43. ^ "Fort Street Presbyterian Church". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  44. ^ "Ford Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  45. ^ "Hammond Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  46. ^ "About GM Renaissance Center". General Motors. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  47. ^ "GM Renaissance Center". Hines Interests Limited Partnership. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  48. ^ "General Motors Renaissance Center - Interiors". Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  49. ^ "Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center". Structurae. Nicolas Janberg ICS. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  50. ^ 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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