150 West Jefferson

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150 West Jefferson
General information
Location150 West Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates42°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 started1987
Roof139 m (456 ft)
Technical details
Floor count26
Floor area505,409 sq ft (46,954.0 m2)[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectHeller Manus Architects, BEI Associates

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 and Amazon also occupy 150 West Jefferson.[4]

REDICO, a Southfield-based commercial real estate firm, purchased the building in July 2016. [5]


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]


  1. ^ "150 West Jefferson". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  2. ^ "150 West Jefferson". SkyscraperPage.
  3. ^ 150 West Jefferson at Emporis
  4. ^ Offices. KPMG. Retrieved on December 17, 2009.
  5. ^ 150 West Jefferson Purchase a Win for REDICO, Crain's Detroit Business, July 30, 2016

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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