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Center City Living & Art Deco Elegance


The Metropolitan apartments in Center City, Philadelphia stand tall in the center of our city’s historic skyline. Designed by French architect Louis Jallade in the 1920s, this twin-tower apartment building showcases 26 stories of Art Deco elegance and has a prominent history as the former Philadelphia YMCA Armed Forces Building. Before being transformed into the Center City apartment building it is today, The Metropolitan was home to United States servicemen during World War II. Today, The Metropolitan has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Apartment Association East’s 2016 Achievement of Excellence Awards as a two-time winner of “Best in Apartment Living Awards.” View our floor plans and check availability for a studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartment rental in the heart of Center City. 

Apartments for a Modern Lifestyle

The Metropolitan apartments feature original limestone details, terra-cotta tiles, and hand-carved cornices. Fall in love with restored architectural details and contemporary amenities, including renovated kitchens with luxurious personal touches, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a rooftop deck with 360-degree views of Philadelphia, and a dog wash station. The Metropolitan offers you exceptional Center City apartment living, ideally located just steps away from LOVE Park and City Hall.

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