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Old January 18th, 2019, 07:25 PM   #101
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Old February 20th, 2019, 02:13 AM   #102
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Old February 20th, 2019, 07:25 PM   #103
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First big crawler crane is on-site as of yesterday
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Old February 20th, 2019, 07:50 PM   #105
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Yep it's damn sweet. First it is getting built, then we get daily video updates. Amazing
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Old March 1st, 2019, 06:11 PM   #106
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Gilbert: 'We are taking our time' on Hudson's site

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Quicken Loans chairman Dan Gilbert said Detroiters shouldn't worry that a tower has not started to rise at the former Hudson's site.

"We are taking our time," the billionaire businessman said Thursday at the Detroit Regional Chamber's Detroit Policy Conference. "We sit around the table sometimes and say, remember, this is a 70-year decision. Let's not worry about a two weeks difference if it's a 70-year decision. We've got to get it right."

It has been more than a year since construction on the Woodward Avenue block downtown began for the $1 billion, 1.4 million-square-foot mixed-use development that is expected to be the tallest building in Michigan around 912 feet. Construction continues on the foundation and underground utilities, Gilbert said.
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Old April 14th, 2019, 07:05 AM   #107
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First big crawler crane is on-site as of yesterday
Am I the only one who's noticed that you never see crawler cranes in transport?? It's as if they magically appear at construction sites, then disappear, but you NEVER see them come or go.
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Old April 14th, 2019, 09:30 AM   #108
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Its nice to see a place like Detroit getting such a new icon for itself. Hopefully this will bring back hope and enthusiasm back to motor city and start a process to revitalise Detroit to its former glory.
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Old April 14th, 2019, 11:20 PM   #109
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Its nice to see a place like Detroit getting such a new icon for itself. Hopefully this will bring back hope and enthusiasm back to motor city and start a process to revitalise Detroit to its former glory.
That process has already started, and will only continue to grow.
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Old April 15th, 2019, 03:35 AM   #110
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Its nice to see a place like Detroit getting such a new icon for itself. Hopefully this will bring back hope and enthusiasm back to motor city and start a process to revitalise Detroit to its former glory.

These kind of comments are embarrassing. Detroit doesn't need anybody's patronizing.
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These kind of comments are embarrassing. Detroit doesn't need anybody's patronizing.
I dont think he meant it like that but I could he wrong.
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Old May 3rd, 2019, 02:44 PM   #112
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These kind of comments are embarrassing. Detroit doesn't need anybody's patronizing.
This is disillussional. Everybody with brains can identify that Detroit is in a generally bad situation. Denying a problem results in the problem not being solved. I think it is a comment which shows a caring for the city. If more people had this attitude, the city would be in a better state. Greetings from the Netherlands!
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Old May 3rd, 2019, 04:41 PM   #113
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Looking at the last photo it almost looks like they are preparing the site for an underground garage and a large public square above. Would have been an attractive place surrounded with those mid century buildings. All that would be missing is some of those buildings converted to residential use. Getting and keeping more people in the area at all hours of the day (& night).
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Old May 13th, 2019, 01:25 AM   #114
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This is disillussional. Everybody with brains can identify that Detroit is in a generally bad situation. Denying a problem results in the problem not being solved. I think it is a comment which shows a caring for the city. If more people had this attitude, the city would be in a better state. Greetings from the Netherlands!

You know nothing about the city, patronize somewhere else.


Netherlands? Have fun with sea level rise. That's a rough problem.
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Old May 13th, 2019, 06:42 PM   #115
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Old May 13th, 2019, 08:06 PM   #116
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Netherlands? Have fun with sea level rise. That's a rough problem.
We’ll find a way, a bit of a salty reaction for something that wasn’t really negative, more like criticism to find a solution.
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Old May 21st, 2019, 12:25 PM   #117
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Netherlands? Have fun with sea level rise. That's a rough problem.
You do not have to be American to know that things can be improved in Detroit. With regards to your patronizing comment. For me Detroit is just another American city, one of dozens, I view the city from an outside perspective. Other cities have their own problems and can be improved, just like my own city. I am not too haughty to admit that we have problems.

Therefore, because Detroit is just another city for me, I could not care less about developing some kind of superior attitude towards the city. If that is what you in your thinking, think that I am doing.

We can take care of our sea level rise problem, you think you are better not having a sea level problem of your own? patronize somewhere else! :p
Sweet that you are caring though!
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Old June 3rd, 2019, 03:26 AM   #118
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Here is another video of the site taken from May 30th 2019.

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Old August 28th, 2019, 10:10 AM   #119
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It has been reported earlier this month that the Hudson's Tower may not be the tallest building in Detroit and Michigan after all. The skydeck planned for this tower has already been scrapped, because it was not an "efficient" use of space and would have required its own elevator. And I think there's been a switch of the tower from all-residential to part-hotel. Now its height will depend on what kind of hotel operator its developer wants. I was excited about this, and if any height reduction for the Hudson's Tower is confirmed, it will be an automatic disappointment. A height reduction for this tower would be stupid, and it'll show us that most major American cities aren't going to want a new tallest building these days. I feel that either way, Detroit may never get an opportunity like this again. Also, I don't remember the Marriott at the Renaissance Center ever having an observation deck, either.

Sources: Detroit Free Press and Curbed.
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Old August 29th, 2019, 08:08 AM   #120
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Its going to cost a ton of money already to build a full-block foundation and the massive podium. With such a massive investment, not to mention the central location of this site and all of the other real estate Gilbert owns nearby, it would be an incredible waste of potential profit not to fully utilize the site (aka by building a significant vertical element).

I dont understand why Gilbert would think only in the short term. Hes a multibillionaire. He ought to make a statement. Maybe in the first couple of years hed see little profit, or even a moderate loss, but in the long term I cant imagine how making a full investment in this project wouldnt result in significant profit.

Not only would this development itself be guaranteed profitable in the long run, but all that other land that Gilbert owns would become more valuable. Much more potential for new developments, and who knows how many (MANY) millions of long term profit.

This is an opportunity that might not come again for years. Maybe even decades. Not for Detroit and not for Gilbert. I hope Gilbert doesnt shit the bed.

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