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The tower consists of a 12-story building, with a 3-story tower which holds office space on floors 13 and 14, and a water tank on the 15th floor.
The building has three different roof levels, with the first and lowest lying at 141'-8" high, with a decorative cornice rising to a maximum height of 152'-5".
The second and middle roof above the 13th floor lies at a height of 154'-2", with a cornice rising to a maximum height of 161'-8".
The highest roof at the top of the 15th floor tower lies at a height of 173'-8", with the cornice pinnacles rising to a height of 182'-10".
A mezzanine level was added to the building's s two-story-high lobby in 1927.
With the continued decline of downtown Detroit, the building was finally shuttered in 1979.
To make the abandoned structure more attractive for possible redevelopment, the city used grant money to dispose of the hazardous material which had been left in the building.
The Metropolitan Building has a triangular footprint, with the 'base' of the triangle along John R Street, across from the end of Farmer Street.
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33 John R Street
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Weston & Ellington
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