Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects is designing an addition to the historic Detroit Music Hall

The Detroit Music Hall—completed in 1928 by Smith, Hinchman, & Grylls; a firm that designed much of Detroit’s skyline—is a Motor City landmark. The Beaux Arts edifice, originally called Wilson Theatre, turned 100 years old in 2019 after its near demolition in the 1960s. Starting in the 1970s, Detroits successfully raised $6.8 million to restore the music building that’s hosted Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, and Charlie Parker to its original glory.

Following a remarkable rebirth, the award-winning New York firm Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (TWBTA) is designing a $122 million addition to the Detroit Music Hall, Music Hall Center.

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