Detroit to Get Its First Modern Observation Deck
Hudson’s project has big plans for observation deck
Detroit — The city will get its first modern observation deck when work is complete on the Hudson’s site project at some point beyond 2020.
The deck will crown the 800-foot tower of the yet unnamed $1 billion development at Woodward and Gratiot — what will be Detroit’s tallest building.
“Observation decks are common in major American cities, and during the design process for Hudson’s, it came up that Detroit doesn’t currently have a high vantage point downtown that the public can enjoy,” said Jamie Witherspoon, director of architecture for Bedrock, which is developing the site. “Since the Hudson’s site is so iconic, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to add this point of interest.”
Bedrock officials say the deck could have multiple levels.
“There could possibly be multiple views or multiple floors,” Witherspoon said. “We haven’t ironed out all the details yet. It will be the tallest building in Michigan, so we hope it gives an active view and is a dynamic place that everyone can enjoy.”
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Candice Williams, The Detroit News