About Metropolitan Tower
The Metropolitan Tower, owned by Metropolitan Properties of Chicago, is a skyscraper located at 310 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago's East Chicago Landmark Historic Michigan Boulevard District in the Loop community area in Cook County, Illinois, United States and is now being renovated as a condominium complex with 242 units. Residences range in size from 1,200 square feet (110 m) to 4,000 square feet (370 m). Penthouses feature 360 degree city views and private elevators. Prices run from $300,000 for a 762 square feet (70.8 m) one-bedroom unit to $1.365 million for a 1,932 square feet (179.5 m) three-bedroom. The Metropolitan Tower is also home for a branch of Chase Bank. Designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, the Metropolitan Tower was named the Straus Building when completed in 1924. Though it was the first building in Chicago with 30 or more floors, it was never officially designated Chicago's tallest building since the Chicago Temple Building, also completed in 1924, is taller by 92 feet (28 m) but has seven fewer floors.