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The Book Depository

Detroit, Michigan

Through the respectful revitalization of the old Book Depository, a previously abandoned historic building in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood, Gensler will support Ford’s efforts to reimagine the Michigan Central Station development. Designed as an innovation nexus that acts as a central node for gathering and idea exchange, the building will host office tenants on large floor plates with best-in-class shared amenities, including a rooftop lounge and bar spaces as well as a library and boardroom for formal gatherings. The building will offer this next-generation tenant experience while also engaging the ground floor as a connective intersection within the overall development, serving as a boulevard for the community, industry partners, and the neighborhood. Public-activated features include rotating F&B vendors, tech-enabled grab-and-go options, and 24/7 coffee and pastry offerings.