General Motors will move its headquarters next year into a 49-story building under construction on the site of the former J.L. Hudson building in Detroit.

The skyscraper is part of a two-building 1.5M SF mixed-use project being developed by billionaire Dan Gilbert's real estate firm Bedrock. When completed, it will be the second tallest building in the city, eclipsed only by the Renaissance Center, where GM has its current HQ.

"For GM, Hudson Detroit is the perfect fit," Mary Barra, GM's CEO said in an announcement this week. "We will be the signature tenant of this state-of-the-art building. It will be our corporate headquarters, our nerve center and collaborative space for our employees."

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