Concrete pouring for Hudson’s site skyscraper in Detroit on Dec. 10, 2020


DETROIT – This video shows construction workers on December 10, 2020 in Detroit pouring concrete for the Hudson site skyscraper.

In 2017, the Bedrock by developer Dan Gilbert laid the foundation stone for the then expected tallest building in Detroit after completion.

In 2019, however, Bedrock announced that plans for a public observation deck had been discarded, so the new building may not reach the original estimate of 734 feet, which would have been higher than the Renaissance center.

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Bedrock also estimates the building won’t be finished until 2023, a year later than announced.

More: Go underground in Detroit’s old Hudson compound while the crews build skyscrapers

On October 28, 2018, Bedrock released new details and renderings of the skyscraper to be built at the old Hudson site in Detroit. (WDIV)

Here are the first renders Bedrock released:

Renderings of a skyscraper planned for the old Hudson department store in Detroit.Renderings of a skyscraper planned for the old Hudson department store in Detroit.

22 years ago: Old Hudson’s building in downtown Detroit demolished

The new skyscraper will be built on the site of the famous Hudson building. Hudson’s department store still brings back memories for many who grew up in the Detroit area.

The famous store was in the heart of downtown Detroit on Woodward and Gratiot Avenues from 1911 to 1998 when it was demolished. It was the tallest department store in the world, after all.

Hudson's Department Store Building in Detroit.Hudson’s Department Store Building in Detroit. (HistoricDetroit.Org/Burton)

The store opened in 1911 and by 1954, Hudson’s had sales of more than $ 163 million (now $ 1.28 billion). As Detroit’s population began to decline, popular businesses in the city also declined.

Hudson’s closed its doors on January 17th, 1983 after more than 90 years. The company’s headquarters remained in the building with around 1,200 employees.

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Dusty Kennedy