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McKay Tower

146 Monroe Center NW
Grand Rapids MI United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1915
  Finished1927
Floor Count18
Building Uses
 - office
 - residential
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - neo-classical
Materials
 - terra cotta
 - granite

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire259 ftGrand Rapids Public Library
Roof227 ftGrand Rapids Public Library
Main roof198 ftMaintenance Manager
15th floor roof

Description
- The original, 2-story Wonderly Building, built in 1890, was expanded by an addition added between 1915-1916. 11 stories were then added to this building between 1921 and 1927, plus 3 additional stories.

- Architect: Owen-Ames-Kimball Company

- A 3-story penthouse and a frame metal dome with spire top this building.

- For many years, this was the tallest building in Grand Rapids, and was the tallest office building in the city until the completion of the Bridgewater Place in 1993.

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