PRESS: Downtown News 2013, Downtown News 2011


The Metropolitan Building has a significant presence on the corner of Broadway and Fifth.  Built in 1913, the Metropolitan has large Chicago-style windows that offer impressive views of the street scenes below.  Though the building has undergone a number of interior and storefront alterations, the integrity of the original architectural character has remained intact.

RKA was hired by the owner to transform the historic building into live/work loft apartments on floors three through nine with three penthouse units on the tenth floor.  The ground floor will remain a department store with storage in the basement and mezzanine.  The historical integrity of the building will be restored where possible, and the ground floor storefront upgraded to reflect a modern aesthetic.