The Metropolitan Tower
|Formerly known as||
Continental National Insurance Company Building
The Straus Building
310 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60604
|Designed by||Graham, Anderson, Probst & White|
|Maximum height||475 feet/143 meters|
- It is thought that the beacon at the top of this building was designed to look like a beehive, symbolizing industriousness (busy as a bee).
- 1954: The blue beacon was added to the top of this building, replacing four white aviation beacons that were arranged in a compass rose.