Federal Reserve Building

Federal Reserve Building Renovation – Detroit, MI

The Building Program consists of renovation and restoration of the historic Federal Reserve building. Original 1926 four story building was modified and expanded to an eight story tower in 1949. Rossetti Architects is modernizing the building entrances and façade for the proposed building usage.

Building systems, special features, design and construction schedule, and overall construction budget:
Original 1926 building is flat arch clay tile floors supported by steel beams, girders and columns. Main lateral force resisting system consisted of riveted beam and column frames on building perimeter. 1949 expansion constructed out of cast in place concrete slabs supported by steel beams, girders and columns. Main lateral force resisting system consists of flexible moment connections at all columns. Modifications to the buildings consists of floor slab removal at the mezzanine floor to open up space below. New curtain wall and windows down to grade requiring modifications to the existing exterior masonry walls. New openings for mechanical shafts and skylights. New exposed truss steel bridge linking Federal Reserve Building to adjacent parking structure.