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Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

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Identification

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Marriott Renaissance Center, The Westin Renaissance Center, Detroit Plaza Hotel
118550

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
glass
curtain wall
dark gray
modernism

Usages

hotel
shop(s) restaurant fitness center museum tram station

Facts

  • This circular tower has a diameter of 188 feet (57.3 meters).
  • The Marriott Renaissance Center has no labled 7th, 8th or 13th floor.
  • In December of 2001, the General Motors Wintergarden retail atrium was unvield. Designed by SmithGroup, a nationally renowned architect, it rises 103' (31.39m) tall at its highest point offering direct access to the Detroit River.
  • This building is 738'-5" tall from lowest basement service level to the structural top of this building, which is the exterior elevator tower. And, it's 747'-0" from the basement driveway level.
  • The design is very similar to the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, with a large glass cylinder attached to a much narrower one.
  • The tower's shape is a large cylinder with a smaller cylinder for elevators running up the side.
  • This is the tallest all-hotel building in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Has a spacious atrium lobby with artificial ponds, rounded concrete balconies, and terraces.
  • The height figures are measured from the back entrance on the riverside.
  • Tallest building in the state of Michigan.
  • Located in the center of the Renaissance Center complex, surrounded by four identical office towers.
  • The floors numbered 71 and 72 are home to Coach Insigna, an upscale restaurant.

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Location

Atwater Street
1 Renaissance Center
1 Renaissance Center
48226
Downtown
Detroit
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

755.01 ft
726.68 ft
725.43 ft
711.01 ft
696.51 ft
696.51 ft
9.33 ft
70
2
1973
1977
2003

Involved Companies

MANNTECH Building Maintenance Systems

John Portman & Associates

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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