Renaissance Center in Detroit (USA) - a complex of seven high-rise buildings up to 221 meters
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1 Renaissance Center Drive, Detroit, USA
Date of build
1976 - 1981
The Renaissance Center complex consists of seven high-rise buildings. The largest of them, the Mariott Renaissance Center (221 meters, 73 floors) is surrounded by 4 lower skyscrapers: the Renaissance Center 100 Tower, the Renaissance Center 200 Tower, the Renaissance Center 300 Tower, the Renaissance Center 400 Tower (each has 163 meters and 39 floors) and by two 21 storey office buildings on the wing: Renaissance Center Tower 500 and Renaissance Center Tower 600.
The project for the construction of the complex was the first project approved by the Detroit authorities to be implemented on the other side of the river. You can see how far from the city center there is a complex, forming your own panorama.
Mariott Hotel known as Westin Renaissance Center or Detroit Plaza Hotel has 1356 rooms and suites, and is the tallest hotel in West Hemisphere.
Two skyscrapers are otherwise called Renaissance Center Phase I and II.
7,000 workers worked on the project.
Almost 350,000 m² cement was used in the construction, it is enough to build a concrete block with the size of a football pitch and the height of 22 floors.
1 100 construction piles were driven into the ground to a depth of 100 ft.
Over 600,000 m² the shaft was used for the construction of the complex, and 40,000 tonnes of structural steel were used only for the first phase of the structure.
In May 1996, General Motors bought a complex from the previous owner of Highgate Hotels in Texas for $ 73 million. GM intends to spend about $ 500 million in renovating buildings.
Official website: http://www.gmrencen.com/home.axis
"We can build great and wonderful things, but physical things alone will not cause the city to return to a state of vitality" - John Portman