The enormous crane is built and the steel is moving at the new world headquarters of Little Caesars on Woodward Avenue in The District Detroit. Ironworkers from Detroit-based Midwest Steel have begun the process of sequencing and erecting the steel that will make up of the frame of the new nine-story, 234,000 square-foot office building—the first newly-built global headquarters building in the city of Detroit in a decade.
The massive, 230-ton crane can be seen for miles around, reaching as high as 260-feet above Woodward as the operator assists ironworkers in the complex process of placing the steel in the correct order.
In total, more than 1,500 tons of steel will be erected in the coming months. Since the project broke ground in September, crews have been drilling caissons 145-feet deep, filling them with concrete and pouring the foundation to hold the massive amount of steel. It’s taken more than 650 trucks to deliver all the concrete needed.
Little Caesars and Olympia Development of Michigan broke ground on the $150 million Little Caesars World Headquarters campus expansion September 7, 2016. It will be The District Detroit’s largest new construction to date in the Columbia Street neighborhood, which is also home to the spectacular Fox Theatre, a National Historic Landmark—as well as City Theatre, Hockeytown Café, the Fillmore Detroit and more
Twenty-seven years after moving its headquarters from the suburbs to Detroit’s Fox Office Center in the heart of downtown, Little Caesars is more than doubling the size of its current campus in Detroit to accommodate the company’s rapid global growth and hiring.
The Michigan Made, Detroit Built project is led by Brinker-Christman, a Detroit-based company as construction manager, and Detroit-based architect, SmithGroupJJR. To date, more than 90 percent of the work performed on the project has been completed by Detroit-based contractors
The District Detroit will ultimately account for a total economic impact of more than $2 billion and create more than 12,500 construction and construction-related jobs in addition to 1,100 permanent jobs.
Watch the work happen live at districtdetroit.com/webcams.
About The District Detroit
The District Detroit is one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Located in the heart of Detroit, this 50-block, mixed-use development led by the Ilitch organization unites six world-class theaters, five neighborhoods and three professional sports venues in one vibrant, walkable destination for people who want to live, work and play in an exciting urban environment. Home to the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions - The District Detroit represents the greatest density of professional sports teams in one downtown core in the country.