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