The Metropolitan building history

Then and now...


Completed in 1973 as Lincoln First Tower and later rebranded as Chase Tower, The Metropolitan is a true piece of Rochester history. Standing as one of the city’s tallest skyscrapers, the building is distinguished by its “white fins” and outward curves at the base.

Building facts:

  • The Metropolitan soars at 392 feet
  • The original architect, John Graham & Associates, was the same firm to design Seattle’s internationally known Space Needle

Building Features

High-rise real estate with majestic appeal...

With exclusive restaurant and retail space, 16 floors of build-to-suit commercial space, and 10 floors of residential space housing contemporary apartments, The Metropolitan is the ultimate dynamic, mixed-use building in Rochester.

  • 475,000 square feet
  • late modern architecture
  • brand new, modern elevators
  • impeccable lighting
  • 24/7 doorman
  • convenient parking garages
  • inviting drive-up loop
  • concourse-level storage

The Neighborhood

In the center of it all...

Even when you live and work in a place this captivating, you still have to step outside. Luckily, a revitalized green space lives right outside your front door -- and when you’re in the heart of the city, you don’t have to go far to find everything else. From theatres to museums, public parks to the Public Market, and the best dining Rochester has to offer.  You’ll never find yourself strapped for things to do in this urban neighborhood.

What’s contained within 26 stories?

History. Amenities. Community.

See what’s inside