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|J.L. Hudson Company Department Store|
|1206 Woodward Avenue|
Detroit MI United States
|Floor Area||220,499 m²|
| - retail|
| - office|
| - restaurant|
| - highrise|
| - chicago school|
| - steel|
| - limestone|
| - granite|
| - brick|
| ||Heights|| ||Value||Source / Comments|| |
|Flagpole||520 ft||Controlled Demolition|
|Roof||439 ft||Controlled Demolition|
- Architect: Smith, Hinchman, & Grylls
- Demolition Company: Controlled Demolition
- Length x Width: 128 m x 67 m
- Hudson's is the tallest building ever imploded.
- Hudson's is also the largest structural steel building ever imploded.
- And, at 2.2 million square feet, Hudson's is the largest single building ever imploded.
- The demolition of this building accidentially damaged the elevated People Mover mass transit rail line in downtown Detroit.
- Upon it's completion, Hudson Company Department Store was the tallest department store in the world, and was never surpassed until it was demolished.
- Hudson's was also the second largest department store building in the United States only be surpasssed by Macy's in New York City.
- The entire complex consisted of 34 floors: 3 mechanical basement levels, 2 retail basements, 23 above-ground retail floors, and a 6 story storage/mechanical penthouse.
- The 2-story retail basement levels contained the Hudson Basement Budget Store.
- Hudson Department Store undwent 12 expansions with the last one finishing in 1946 which completed the project.
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