The Heritage Tower in downtown Battle Creek is getting closer to reopening as a major renovation and restoration project at the historic 19-story skyscraper nears completion. The fixture of the Battle Creek skyline was built in 1930 as the "Old Merchants National Bank" and cost $1.7 million dollars to build. It was said to be first bank building in U S to have escalators.

The City of Battle Creek recently released video on Facebook showing a video tour of the inside of the building, areas that are still in repair, and some amazing and beautiful scenic views at the top over looking the downtown area. Watch it below!

Recent Video Tour of the Heritage Tour (courtesy of the City of Battle Creek)

 

After several years of sitting empty and questions about it's future, the $30 million dollar restoration project commenced in May of 2017 and is expected to be completed this Spring. 85 apartments will be available for rent on the upper floors, with retail and restaurant space on the first two floors.

BONUS VIDEO: Crews Repelling Battle Creek's Heritage Tower