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Metropolis is a 40-storey residential / hotel
skyscraper A skyscraper is a tall continuously habitable building having multiple floors. Modern sources currently define skyscrapers as being at least 100 metres or 150 metres in height, though there is no universally accepted definition. Skyscrapers are ...

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, developed in 1999 by Krukziener Properties. Commended for its style and quality, the NZ$180 million cost of its construction also led to major financial fallout. Metropolis is considered one of Auckland's most exclusive apartment buildings, and it was the tallest residential building in New Zealand until 2020 when the nearby Pacifica was completed. The building was constructed from mainly reinforced concrete from 1997 to 1999, when it became the tallest building in New Zealand for one year until it was surpassed by the Vero Centre. The building contains 368 apartments in addition to 55 hotel rooms and has 7 elevators made by Schindler Group and was designed by Peddle Thorp Architects. On 11 December 2013, Alain Robert climbed the building as part of a promotion for the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch.


See also

*List of tallest structures in New Zealand *List of tallest buildings in Auckland


References

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