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Downtown Detroit's newest office tower secures tenants

One Kennedy Square has secured two office tenants. The accounting firm of Ernst & Young occupies the building's top two floors and Walbridge Aldinger will move into floors 2 and 3 this summer.


The One Kennedy site is triangular, necessitating a building footprint that is less-than-ideal for an office tower. However, architect Ken Neumann of Neumann/Smith Architecture proposed a novel solution: extend two corners of the second floor out over the road's right-of-way. The extended corners are supported by girders that run vertically to the eighth floor. Thus, floors two through ten of the building have rectangular footprints, each 25,000 square feet.

Ernst & Young moved into the building in January, and its offices are scattered with 40 original works by Detroit artists.

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