Michigan's largest city didn't just pop up overnight. Detroit has a rich history created by the hardworking hands of laborers and the minds of forward-thinking entrepreneurs.

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The Motown skyline is unique and, ever-changing. While the Renaissance Center, as you'll see later, holds the title for the tallest building in Detroit, there is another structure nearing completion that, once completed, will come within 5 feet of being the city's tallest.

Move Over 'Ren Cen', 'Gordie Howe' is Ready to Check...Your Height

Standing at 727 feet tall, the Renaissance Center was in danger of being inched out as Detroit's tallest man-made structure. The support towers of the yet-to-be-completed Gordie Howe Bridge now stand at 722 feet. All it would need is a 5-foot antenna and it would take the Tallest Crown.

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As impressive as 722 feet is, you would have to stack just short of 4 Renaissance Centers to reach the height of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, which stands at a stomach-dropping 2,716.5 feet.

Detroit, Michigan's Global and National Standings for Tallest Building / City

SkyScraperCenter.com ranks the City of Detroit as the 123rd Tallest City in the World, the 22nd Tallest City in North America, and the 17th Tallest City in the United States.

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Did you know that a building must be over 150 meters (492.1 feet) tall to be considered a Skyscraper? The first building to eclipse that height was the Penobscot Building, but not the first Penobscot Building, or the second. Detroit 3 Penobscot Buildings, the 3rd of which was built in 1928 and, was the city's first official Skyscraper. How does it rank for tallest against the Renaissance Centers' 5 towers?

LOOK UP! Detroit, Michigan's 10 Tallest Buildings

Which building takes the title of Tallest in Detroit and how many of the top 10 can be considered 'Skyscrapers' (over 150 meters or 492.1 feet tall)? Let's countdown, with the data provided by SkyScraperCenter.com, to Detroit's tallest building.

Gallery Credit: Scott Clow

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