The Buhl building is 385,000 square feet and opened in 1925, according to Historic Detroit, which tracks Detroit buildings and architecture history.
It is one of 13 buildings with at least 27 stories in Detroit's central business district. To the right of the Buhl is a 652-space parking deck, which was constructed in 1970s the building was designed by Wirt C. Rowland, who also designed the Guardian Building across the street and the Penobscot Building next door.
Ram Construction was contracted to do the following work in the parking garage: Concrete floor repairs; and Post-tension repairs.
Ram Construction was contracted to complete the restoration of the structural elements of the parking and drive surfaces. Do to the type of structure, button-head post tensioning, the amount of mild reinforcing steel minimal. This required Ram to complete a thorough investigation and repair of the existing post tensioning system. In order to complete this investigation and the subsequent repairs, Ram Construction worked off hours and endured reduced working hours in-order to limit the effect of the repairs on the tenants and comply to local noise ordinances. This project is set to be completed by Mid-November.