About Millender Center Apartments
The Millender Center Apartments are upscale high-rise apartments, standing at 33 floors. It is Detroit's tallest residential building. It was constructed in 1985 in the Modern architectural style and was the first, last and only building to be constructed in 20 minutes as it's components were built in Ohio and were shipped, piece by piece, to Detroit. The residential apartments are connected by elevated enclosed skyways to the Renaissance Center (Across the street along Jefferson Avenue), the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Detroit, and to the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center. The high-rise apartments also contain a large parking garage.It was named after Robert L. Millender, Sr., an attorney, political activist and campaign manager for Mayor Coleman Young. He encouraged and supported the candidacy of many in the African-American political community. They include former Secretary of State Richard Austin, Congressman John Conyers, several City of Detroit Council members, local judges, and several Wayne County Commissioners, just to name a few.