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Metropolitan Building
The Metropolitan Building is a turn-of-the-century office building which has seen better days. It has been boarded up and empty for many years. A renovation project sputtered its way through the latter half of the 2000s, finally fizzling out by 2009.

The Metropolitan is a far more restrained design than its fraternal neighbor. Simple surface patterns and outlining recall the Chicago School style. The building once sported a projecting cornice, now missing like so many others in the city.


November 2010


May 2005 - renovation needed
(image courtesy Kevin Kieffer)


November 2005 - renovation promised


July 2007 - renovation underway


April 2009 - renovation stalled


November 2010 - renovation dead


Image courtesy of Kevin Kieffer.


Image courtesy of Kevin Kieffer.


Image courtesy of Kevin Kieffer.


Image courtesy of Kevin Kieffer.

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