Building InformationStreet Address: 500 Woodward Avenue
Year Built: 1993
Architect: John Burgee, Phillip Johnson
Formerly known as the One Detroit Center, the Comerica Tower was the last great skyscraper built in Detroit. While some have branded it postmodern, it is more appropriately identified as historicist with gothic inspired detailing and extensive use of granite. Almost as if creating an entry portal for an enormous modern gothic church, a twin tower dubbed Two Detroit Center was proposed to be built directly east of the tower when the One Detroit Center was proposed, but a soft office market killed the plans, and Two Detroit Center was put on hold, indefinitely; a fate well known to the Fisher brothers. A parking deck now sits on the planned site.