David Whitney Building

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David Whitney Building
General information
Architectural styleNeo-Renaissance
Location1 Park Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates42°20′8.5″N 83°3′1.5″W / 42.335694°N 83.050417°W / 42.335694; -83.050417Coordinates: 42°20′8.5″N 83°3′1.5″W / 42.335694°N 83.050417°W / 42.335694; -83.050417
Renovated1959, 2014
Antenna spire292 ft (89 m)
Roof272 ft (83 m)
Top floor262 ft (80 m)
Technical details
Floor count19
Design and construction
Architecture firmGraham, Burnham & Co.
Renovating team
Renovating firmRoxbury Group, Trans Inn Management
David Whitney Building
Part ofGrand Circus Park Historic District (ID83000894)
Designated CPFebruary 28, 1983

The David Whitney Building is a historic class-A skyscraper located at 1 Park Avenue (1550 Woodward Avenue from 1921 to 2014), on the northern edge of Downtown Detroit, Michigan, within the Grand Circus Park Historic District. The building stands on a wedge-shaped site at the junction of Park Avenue, Woodward Avenue, and Washington Boulevard. Construction on the 19-floor structure began in 1914.

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