The Renaissance Center in Detroit has long been the headquarters of General Motors but now that GM is leaving the future of the high-rise is uncertain.

General Motors is Leaving the Renaissance Center

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General Motors recently announced its plans to move its world headquarters from the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit to a new building that is being built that is a mile away.

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COVID-19 changed how many businesses handle their workspaces and workflow. This is why General Motors has decided to move to a new location to encourage more collaboration and have space to engage the community with its products.

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At one time GM had 5000 employees at RenCen but has since moved many to other locations in the company that have more space. GM will be fully moved out of RenCen by next year, but what will happen to the building once they vacate?

Will Detroit's Renaissance Center Turn Into Appartments?

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The Renaissance Center is the most iconic building structure ever built in Detroit. RenCen was completed in 1977 consisting of seven skyscrapers that are connected. The center tower is the tallest building in Michigan.

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RenCen is one of the largest commercial buildings in the world and with General Motors leaving, this leaves a huge vacancy in the complex.

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According to WXYZ, the future of the Renaissance Center will be figured out over the next year. GM and the city of Detroit are working together to find a solution for the building. It could be rented out to another corporation or turned into residential apartments.

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