1001 Woodward


1001 Woodward

Infobox Skyscraper
building_name = 1001 Woodward

| built = 1963 - 1965
use = Office/residential
International style
location = Detroit, Michigan
USA
roof = 103 m
top_floor =
antenna_spire =
floor_count = 25
floor_area =
architect = SmithGroup| skyscraperpage_id = |

1001 Woodward, also known as the First Federal Building (for its original lead tenant, First Federal Savings and Loan of Detroit), is a mixed-use skyscraper in downtown Detroit, Michigan. The building is located just south of the neighboring David Stott Building, and can be found at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Michigan Avenue overlooking Campus Martius Park. Constructed from 1963 to 1965, the 25 story building employs the International style of architecture. The main exterior material is charcoal gray granite. The structure is really two buildings joined by a glassed-in elevator utility core. The two top floors are mechanical floors. The building occupies the site of the Majestic Building, which was demolished in 1962 to make way for 1001 Woodward.

A 2006 redevelopment plan by Detroit-developers Sky Development to convert the tower into 144 residential units fell apart at the end of 2007. The building was subsequently purchased by Greektown business owner Dimitrios Papas in January of 2008 who has tentative plans to refurbish it as an office building. [ [http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071016/METRO/710160369&theme=Metro-Detroit-Renaissance&imw=Y'Greektown mogul buys 1001 Woodward', by Robert Snell / The Detroit News, January 16, 2008] ]

The building's architects (Smith, Hinchman, & Grylls) were recognized with an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1967.

Photo gallery

References

*Cite book | author=Hill, Eric J. and John Gallagher | title= AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture| year=2002 | publisher= Wayne State University Press | id=ISBN 0-8143-3120-3
*Cite book | author=Meyer, Katherine Mattingly and Martin C.P. McElroy with Introduction by W. Hawkins Ferry, Hon A.I.A.| title=Detroit Architecture A.I.A. Guide Revised Edition | year= 1980| publisher= Wayne State University Press| id = ISBN 0-8143-1651-4
*Cite book | author= Sharoff, Robert | title=American City: Detroit Architecture| publisher=Wayne State University Press| year=2005| id=ISBN 0-8143-3270-6

External links

* [http://www.phototravelpages.com/us/detroit.html Downtown Detroit photo gallery]
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Detroit,+MI&ie=UTF8&t=k&om=1&ll=42.331662,-83.047489&spn=0.004481,0.012789 Google Maps location of 1001 Woodward avenue]
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=118483 1001 Woodward at Emporis.com]
* [http://www.1001woodward.com 1001 Woodward Condos]
* [http://www.skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=7461 SkyscraperPage.com's Profile on 1001 Woodward]
* [http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071016/METRO/710160369&theme=Metro-Detroit-Renaissance Detroit News: Woodward condo project falters]

Education

The lofts are zoned to Detroit Public Schools
* [http://schools.detroitk12.org/Burton Burton International School] (K-8)
* Murray-Wright High School


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