One Kennedy Square

One Kennedy Square is a 10-story building located at 777 Woodward Avenue in Downtown Detroit, Michigan, near Campus Martius Park. The building is bordered by Griswold Street, Michigan Avenue and Woodward Avenue, and stands on the site of the old Detroit City Hall. It is occupied by the Ernst & Young accounting firm.

One Kennedy Square
General information
Location777 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates42°19′53″N 83°02′51″W / 42.3313°N 83.0474°W / 42.3313; -83.0474Coordinates: 42°19′53″N 83°02′51″W / 42.3313°N 83.0474°W / 42.3313; -83.0474
Antenna spire73.2 m (240 ft)
Roof56 m (184 ft)
Technical details
Floor count10
Floor area23,627 m2 (254,320 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectS. Kenneth Neumann


One Kennedy Square with the Penobscot Building in the background

One Kennedy Square sits atop the 460-spot, municipally-owned Kennedy Square Underground Parking Garage, which was renovated by L.S. Brinker Company. The parking garage was a part of the old Kennedy Square.

Construction on the mid-rise started in 2005 and was completed in 2006. The building has 13 total floors, with 10 above-ground floors, and 3 basement floors.

One Kennedy Square was designed in the Modern architectural style, constructed with a translucent emerald green tinted glass exhibiting the role of color in architecture amidst Campus Martius Park's other modern foray, the golden topaz Compuware World Headquarters and the charcoal gray granite/glass 1001 Woodward Avenue Building. One Kennedy Square provides a unique backdrop, enlightening a new dimension for the Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument.

The architect is S. Kenneth Neumann[1] of Neumann/Smith & Associates, the developer is REDICO and the construction manager is Spencer Dailey, Inc.

Nearby buildings include The Qube, the First National Building, 1001 Woodward, Chrysler House, the Penobscot Building, and the Cadillac Tower.



Further readingEdit

  • Cable, Carol (1983). Translucent Architecture: Recent Trends in Glass Construction. Vance Bibliographies. ISBN 0-88066-342-1.
  • Kaltenbach, Frank (2004). Translucent Material: Glass, Plastics, Metals (Detail Praxis). Birkhauser. ISBN 3-7643-7033-5.
  • Riera, Oscar Ojeda and James McCown (2004). Architecture in Detail: Colors. Rockport Publishers, Inc. ISBN 1-59253-107-5.

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