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Old Posted Jan 3, 2019, 2:46 PM
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They may get an early jump on the 2019 construction season with this (so far) mild winter.
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Old Posted Jan 14, 2019, 12:14 PM
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We won't be seeing still on this one until the spring, though work is steadily going on in the pit. But here is a photo from this month showing the construction going on at the Compuware expansion and the pit that will give you a great idea of how this tower's going to fit in to the city skyline.


https://twitter.com/gmrencen/status/1081279319727587328

You can even see the drill in the pit. Mostly recently it was working at the "block" section of the site on the north end. You also get a view of how much the Monroe Blocks office tower will tower over Compuware from this view.
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^^This is one of the most impressive photos of Detroit I've seen! Viewing the skyline from this perspective is far better than from the river.

Good to hear that there has been constant activity on the construction site.
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^^This is one of the most impressive photos of Detroit I've seen! Viewing the skyline from this perspective is far better than from the river.
I agree. I think a big part of it is that the Ren Cen works better when it is in the background of the Detroit skyline - in photos like the one LMich posted, it feels less detached from everything else.
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For me, it has nothing to do with the RenCen. The RenCen is what it is. What's better about the inland view is that you get to see all of the shorter historic buildings hidden from the river view.

Anyway, this thing is going to be an absolute beast coming down Grand River or Gratiot. Slightly off center, but it's going to be impossible to ignore.
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The guy whose been photographing this site says he saw them pouring concrete, today, and said he talked to someone saying they will be using four tower cranes for this one. For what the concrete is being poured, I can not tell from this photo.

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https://www.detroityes.com/mb/showth...031#post564031

One Campus Martius expansion


https://www.detroityes.com/mb/showth...034#post564034

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https://www.detroityes.com/mb/showth...070#post564070
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I think a big part of it is that the Ren Cen works better when it is in the background of the Detroit skyline - in photos like the one LMich posted, it feels less detached from everything else.
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For me, it has nothing to do with the RenCen. The RenCen is what it is. What's better about the inland view is that you get to see all of the shorter historic buildings hidden from the river view.
Both are reasons why I really like that photo. I do wish there were more modern-looking skyscrapers in the photo though. Hudson Tower will help fix that in a big way!

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Anyway, this thing is going to be an absolute beast coming down Grand River or Gratiot. Slightly off center, but it's going to be impossible to ignore.
The new Detroit skyline will look a bit like Chicago in 1974, the year Sears Tower was completed. When Hudson Tower is done, the Ren Cen will play the role of Aon Center, and Ally Detroit Center will be the John Hancock Center.

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The guy whose been photographing this site says he saw them pouring concrete, today, and said he talked to someone saying they will be using four tower cranes for this one.
Exciting update!
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Was watching the time lapse from today and looks like a new crane was being assembled today (the red one in the video)
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Was watching the time lapse from today and looks like a new crane was being assembled today (the red one in the video)
It was exciting to see them moving it into place. They’re getting that much closer to real construction beyond foundation and electrical work. Three cranes will be up in the CBD in no time between City Club, Campus Martius, and Hudsons. Monroe blocks will join them soon enough as well and then Chemical bank building later this year. Does anyone remember another time in Detroit other than the 1920-30s when so much was going on at one time
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It was exciting to see them moving it into place. They’re getting that much closer to real construction beyond foundation and electrical work. Three cranes will be up in the CBD in no time between City Club, Campus Martius, and Hudsons. Monroe blocks will join them soon enough as well and then Chemical bank building later this year. Does anyone remember another time in Detroit other than the 1920-30s when so much was going on at one time
Although technically not downtown, Lafayette West should start construction this year as well as the 5 story office building between lca and the business school. This year will be huge for downtown and the surrounding areas.
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Was watching the time lapse from today and looks like a new crane was being assembled today (the red one in the video)
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A big thank you to those posting and those producing the videos. Please keep them coming!
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They’re gonna need a wider lens.
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They were going in hard on the north central part of the site today judging from the video. I wonder if they are perparing that area for a tower crane?
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They were going in hard on the north central part of the site today judging from the video. I wonder if they are perparing that area for a tower crane?
Impossible to tell at this point. Even before putting up the crane, they look like they're going to drill more piles into the foundation.
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