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General Motors Renaissance Center


General Motors Renaissance Center
General Motors Global Headquarters at the Renaissance Center
The Renaissance Center



  • A skyway bridging Jefferson Avenue connects the Renaissance Center to the cx>101110, just to the north.
  • Built on the former site of cx>117928.
  • The complex contains 5.5 million square feet of office space, 230,000 square feet of retail space, 1,298 hotel rooms, and housing over 10,000 employees, making it one of the largest mixed-use complexes in the United States.
  • An extensive renovation of the complex was completed in 2003, and included the work of many different architects including Skidmore, Owings & Merrill of Chicago, SmithGroup of Detroit, Gensler Detroit office, and Ghafari Associates of Dearborn who did the renovation of the office towers.
  • General Motors, the world's largest automobile maker, purchased the complex in 1996, transforming it into their global headquarters.



Involved Companies

MANNTECH Building Maintenance Systems

John Portman & Associates
asset manager, construction management, electrical engineering, elevator supplier, environmental consultant, escalator supplier, facade maintenance system installation, facade maintenance system supplier, fire protection engineering, foundation company, glass supplier, lightning protection, mechanical engineering, owner, parking management, project management, property management, tenant
# Building Height Floors Building type Year Status
1 top-the-top-section Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center 727 ft 70 skyscraper 1977
2 exterior-northwest-facade-from-east-jefferson-avenue Renaissance Center 200 Tower 522 ft 39 skyscraper 1977
3 exterior-looking-up-southwest-facade-from-atwater-street Renaissance Center 300 Tower 522 ft 39 skyscraper 1977
4 exterior-southwest-facade-from-atwater-street Renaissance Center 400 Tower 522 ft 39 skyscraper 1977
5 exterior-northwest-facade-from-east-jefferson-avenue Renaissance Center 100 Tower 522 ft 39 skyscraper 1977
6 exterior-renaissance-center-towers-500-and-600 Renaissance Center 500 Tower 339 ft 21 skyscraper 1981
7 fullheightview-renaissance-center-tower-500-and-600 Renaissance Center 600 Tower 339 ft 21 skyscraper 1981
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