Ford headquarters building. The ford building is a high rise office building located at 615 griswold street in downtown detroit michigan. Fords new high tech headquarters will take a decade to build ford unveiled plans tuesday april 12 2016 for a massive high tech campus that will bring all of its dearborn mich. Henry ford founded his car company in detroit but in 1917 began building a factory in dearborn his hometown.
Because of the large amount of interior space designers installed escalators to relieve the. It stands at the northwest corner of congress and griswold streets in the heart of detroits financial district. The land was originally part of henry fords estate.
Ford employees in the world headquarters building were sent home. As more facilities were moved there the city became synonymous with the company. Detroits second oldest skyscraper was designed by a renowned american master once held the title of tallest building in the city helped save downtowns central business district and is a lovingly restored link to an era before the motor city was the motor city.
The building was later referred to as the iford motor company administrative centeri and was formally renamed the ihenry ford ii world centeri in june 1996ppin early 2016 ford announced a redesign of the headquarters building and its surrounding campus scheduled to begin in 2021 and projected to connect the glass house to a. The ford building is one such jewel. This is breaking news.
Please check back for updates. It is a load bearing masonry building six stories above grade containing 585532 square feet of space. His internal revenue service building of 1928 1935 illustrates talents at high style federal office design while the ford office building shows his skill at thriftiness.
Ford offices moved to this building designed by skidmore owings merrill in 1956.