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Metropolis is a 39-storey residential / hotel skyscraper in the Auckland CBD of Auckland, New Zealand, 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 as of 2019 it is the tallest residential building in New Zealand, although it will be surpassed when the nearby Pacifica tops out.

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.

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The building seen from Bowen Avenue.
The building seen from Bowen Avenue.
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Location Auckland, New Zealand
Coordinates 36°50′54″S 174°46′00″E / 36.8482°S 174.7668°E / -36.8482; 174.7668Coordinates: 36°50′54″S 174°46′00″E / 36.8482°S 174.7668°E / -36.8482; 174.7668
Opening date 1999
Developer Krukziener Properties
Architect Peddle Thorp Montgomery
No. of restaurants The Coffee Club Wagamama Mellow-Cafe Cafe BBQ Duck
No. of rooms 55
of which suites 368
No. of floors 40
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