Video: Crews at Hudson's Site in Detroit Place Final Steel Construction Beam on Its Tower

April 11, 2024, 1:52 PM by  Allan Lengel

Hudson's site (Bedrock photo)

The mammoth Hudson's Site in downtown Detroit, under construction for seven years, reached a milestone on Thursday.

Dan Gilbert's real estate arm, Bedrock, announced that crews placed the final steel construction beam on its tower, a mark which shows the final height of the building on Woodward Avenue.

The company says construction will continue in a phased approach, with crews installing the remaining elements of the glass façade. Construction will progress throughout the spring.

“The talent and dedication of Detroit’s tradespeople has been a driving force on the Hudson’s Site and integral to achieving this landmark project,” Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Bedrock, said in a statement. “We are proud of their individual contributions, that will make this a generational development and will surely enhance the city’s skyline for Detroiters and visitors for decades to come.”

When completed, the company says, the Hudson's site will have more than 1.5-million-square feet of new retail, office, dining, hospitality, residential and event amenities.

Bedrock says Thursday's milestone would not have been possible without the help of more than 3,500 tradespeople, who put in more than 2,700,000 hours of labor.

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