Book Tower

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Height: Architectural 144.8 m / 475 ft
Floors Above Ground 38
Floors Below Ground 2
Tower GFA 44,408 m² / 478,004 ft²


Official Name Book Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Detroit
Street Address & Map 1265 Washington Boulevard
Postal Code 48226
Original Function office
Current Function residential / hotel / office
Structural Material steel
Construction Start 1916
Completion 1926
Retrofit Start 2016
Retrofit End 2022

Original Companies Involved

• Current Bedrock
Design Louis Kamper
Structural Engineer
Design Starrett-Dilks Company
Material Supplier
• Elevator Otis Elevator Company

Retrofit Companies Involved

Developer Bedrock
Design ODA New York
Structural Engineer
Design BuroHappold Engineering
MEP Engineer
Design BuroHappold Engineering
Main Contractor Brinker Group; Christman
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Arup
• Civil Giffels Webster Engineers Inc.
Façade BuroHappold Engineering
• Lighting BuroHappold Engineering
• Preservation Kraemer Design Group
• Security Arup
• Sustainability Arup

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