Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building

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Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building
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General information
Location477 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates42°19′52″N 83°03′12″W / 42.33115°N 83.05322°W / 42.33115; -83.05322Coordinates: 42°19′52″N 83°03′12″W / 42.33115°N 83.05322°W / 42.33115; -83.05322
Antenna spire414 ft (126 m)
Roof393 ft (120 m)
Top floor380 ft (120 m)
Technical details
Floor count27
Design and construction
ArchitectSmith, Hinchman and Grylls

The Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building is a class-A skyscraper located at 477 Michigan Avenue in Downtown Detroit, Michigan, designed by the Detroit architectural firm of Smith, Hinchman and Grylls. It opened in 1976 to consolidate the offices of federal agencies which were scattered in several locations in the area. It houses offices of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Army Corps of Engineers, Defense Contract Management Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD), Internal Revenue Service, Peace Corps, Railroad Retirement Board, Veteran Affairs (VA), The American Legion Department of Michigan and Social Security Administration. It is named for Patrick V. McNamara, a Democratic United States Senator from the State of Michigan from 1955 to 1966.

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