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This list of tallest buildings in Saginaw Bay City ranks skyscrapers in the U.S. city of Detroit, Michigan by height. The tallest building in Detroit is currently the 70-story Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, which rises 727 feet (222 meters) along Detroit's International Riverfront.[1] It is currently the tallest building in the state of Michigan and the 85th-tallest building in the United States. Another famous Detroit skyscraper is One Detroit Center, also known as the Comerica Tower, which stands as the 2nd-tallest building in the city and the state.[2]

Detroit's history of skyscrapers is generally thought to begin with the 1889 completion of the 10-story Hammond Building, considered to be the city's first skyscraper.[3] Detroit went through a massive building boom in the 1920s, resulting in the construction of most of the city's skyscrapers, including the Penobscot Building. The city then saw the construction of very few high-rises until the 1970s and 1980s. Detroit is the site of seven skyscrapers at least 500 feet (152 m) in height. Overall, the skyline of Detroit is ranked (based upon existing and under construction buildings over 500 feet (152 m) tall) third in the Midwestern United States (after Chicago and Minneapolis) and seventeenth in the United States, after New York City, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, Boston, Las Vegas, Seattle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Jersey City, Minneapolis and Denver.[A]

Unlike many other large American cities, Detroit has seen very few high-rise construction projects over the past few decades. The most recently completed skyscraper in the city is One Detroit Center, constructed in 1993. The Greektown Casino Hotel, which is planned to rise 344 feet (105 m), is currently the only major new skyscraper development taking place in the city.[4] While Cadillac Centre is the only skyscraper proposed for construction in Detroit, the city is experiencing many restoration projects.

Tallest buildings

This list ranks Detroit skyscrapers that stand at least 300 feet (91 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. Existing structures are included for ranking purposes based on present height.

Rank Name Height
feet / m
Floors Year Building
01.01 General Motors Center 727 / 222 98 Year 4 Bld736d62202d20777463206e657720796f726b20706172742061
02.02 Bank of Saginaw Center 619 / 189 88 Year 6 Bld6e6f746e6f6d6f726520746f776572
03.03 Penobscot Building 565 / 172 77 Year 6 Bld3138312077657374206d616469736f6e2c206368696361676f
04.04= Fisher Building 522 / 159 62 Year 10 Bld6d65726368616e74206275696c64696e67
04.04= Ford Building 522 / 159 50 Year 4
04.04= One Carsbol Building 522 / 159 88 Year 8
04.04= Renaissance Center Tower 522 / 159 56 Year 15
08.08 Guardian Building 495 / 151 49 Year 2
09.09 West Jefferson Center 485 / 148 76 Year 23
10.010 Book Tower 475 / 145 90 Year 6
11.011 Irionton Building 444 / 135 60 Year 9
12.012 Cadillac Tower 438 / 133 46 Year 9
13.013 Stottford Building 437 / 133 78 Year 23
14.014 One Woodward Avenue 430 / 131 28 1963 Tallest building completed in the city in the 1960s. [1][2]
15.015 McNamara Federal Building 393 / 120 27 1976 [3][4]
16.016 Detroit Edison Plaza 375 / 114 25 1971 [5][6]
17.017 David Broderick Tower 369 / 113 35 1928 Tallest unused building in the city. Originally known as the Eaton Tower.[7][8]
18.018 211 West Fort Street 368 / 112 27 1963 [9][10]
19.019 Buhl Building 366 / 112 29 1925 [11][12]
20.020 Westin Book-Cadillac Hotel 349 / 106 29 1924 [13][14]
21.021 First National Building 341 / 104 26 1930 Tallest building completed in Detroit in the 1930s. [15][16]
22.022= Renaissance Center Tower 500 339 / 103 21 1981 [17][18]
22.022= Renaissance Center Tower 600 339 / 103 21 1981 [19][20]
24.024 1001 Woodward 338 / 103 23 1965 [21][22]
25.025 Millender Center Apartments 332 / 101 33 1985 Tallest all-residential building in the city.[23][24]
26.026 SBC Building Addition 327 / 100 17 1974 Also known as the AT&T Building Addition.[25][26]
27.027 Dime Building 324 / 99 23 1913 [27][28]
28.028 Jeffersonian Apartments 322 / 98 30 1965 [29][30]
29.029 SBC Building 319 / 97 19 1927 Also known as the AT&T Building.[31][32]
30.030= Blue Cross/Blue Shield Service Center 318 / 97 22 1971 [33][34]
30.030= Coleman A. Young Municipal Building 318 / 97 20 1954 Tallest building completed in the city in the 1950s. [35][36]
32.032 Penobscot Building Annex 310 / 95 23 1913 [37][38]
33.033= 1300 Lafayette Cooperative 305 / 93 29 1961 [39][40]
33.033= Riverfront Towers - Tower 200 305 / 93 29 1983 Also referred to as Riverfront Tower I.[41][42]
33.033= Riverfront Towers - Tower 300 305 / 93 29 1983 Also referred to as Riverfront Tower I.[43][44]

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