One Detroit Center
Philip Johnson and John Burgee Architects
Walbridge and Aldinger
Location & Year
Detroit, MI, 1991
Originally known as One Detroit Center, this office tower is now named Comerica Tower at Detroit Center, after its major tenant. The tower is designed to form a stylistic link to the past, incorporating Flemish-inspired gables and neo-gothic influences blended in a postmodern architectural design. The square tower is clad in a granite and glass façade that rises to tall and stately crenellated gables, oriented north-south and east-west. The result is a fully modern office tower that stands gracefully in the Detroit skyline with a timeless presence.