Book Cadillac Hotel
Original Construction: 1924
Original Architect: Louis Kemper
Restoration Completed: 2008
Project Cost: $200 million
Scale: 716,150 sq. ft.
Services Provided: Exterior Restoration Architect, Preservation Consulting for Federal and State Tax Credits, Conservation Easements and Lost Development, Historic Interiors Restoration Consulting
National Trust for Historic Preservation: 2009 Preservation Honor Award
Governor of Michigan: 2009 Governor's Award for Historic Preservation
Preservation Wayne: 2008 Preservation Honor Award
The Book Cadillac Hotel, a 716,150 square foot downtown Detroit landmark, was rehabilitated after decades of vacancy and neglect for use as a 453-room Westin Hotel, with 64 luxury condominiums on the upper floors and restaurants and retail at street level. The severely deteriorated exterior required extensive structural repairs, masonry and terracotta restoration, as well as a complete restoration of the building’s signature copper roof ziggurats. The $200 million mixed-use project was completed in October 2008.