The completion of Little Caesars’s $150 million, nine-story building had been delayed for over a year because of an unusual design choice: windows shaped like pizza slices. In October 2018, an anonymous construction worker told the Detroit Free Press that…
“I don’t know what exactly caused it but the glass in front was breaking because of vibrations. It was cracking so [they] had to try and figure out what was causing it and then how to stabilize it so the glass wouldn’t vibrate,” the construction worker said, adding that the glass began to crack almost “immediately” when installation began last winter.
The company’s world headquarters sits just south of the Ilitch-owned Fox Theatre. It’s one of only a few ancillary developments that allowed Olympia Development to meet its $200 million commitment to building in the largely-vacant District Detroit, thus unlocking an additional $74 million in taxpayer subsidies. The company already received over $324 million in subsidies to build Little Caesars Arena.
The others projects were two parking decks and an office that houses Google built on the south side of the arena.