The Metropolis Project was first proposed in 1987 in the form of three office towers, a hotel and retail center in the area between South Park and the Financial District. Now, 27 years later, Metropolis is finally underway.
The entire Metropolis project will consist of a total of four towers. The first stage of the $1 billion project has started and will feature building towers of 19 and 38 stories high with 350 hotel rooms and 308 condominium units. Both towers would sit atop a seven-floor parking garage, featuring five above-ground levels. Buildings will surround a ground-level automobile courtyard and more than 7,000 square feet of pedestrian-oriented retail space.
The second stage will provide two residential towers of 40 and 54 stories high and 1,250 condominiums and 67,000 square feet of retail space along 8th Street, giving the Metropolis project a skyline defining height. Both stage two towers would sit above a ten-floor parking structure, featuring eight above-grade levels. The parking structures will also serve as the foundation of Metropolis’s amenity decks, offering outdoor pools and landscaped courtyards.
Construction of the first phase is scheduled for completion in mid-2016. Phase two is expected to begin in 2015 and conclude in 2020.