Mckay Tower

McKay Tower is a mixed-use (office and retail) building located in the Heartside-Downtown Neighborhood of Grand Rapids. It is constructed from granite and terracotta, in a Neoclassical style. At 227 ft. tall, the Tower was the tallest building in Grand Rapids until the construction of the Amway Grand Hotel in 1983.


McKay Tower was originally constructed in 1890 as the two story Wonderly Building. It has been expanded several times, most recently In 1927 when it was converted into an 18 story skyscraper, the first of its kind in Grand Rapids.

In 2006, McKay Tower was purchased by Mark Roller, a Spring Lake developer for $7.6 Million Dollars. Roller intends to convert the upper stories into 11 condo units, ranging from $230,000 to $600,000. [source]


McKay Tower has been expanded at least three times throughout its history:

  • 1915-1916, 2 story addition
  • 1921-1927, 11 story addition
  • Unknown date, 3 story penthouse addition


Named after Frank McKay, who bought the building during the Great Depression.


  • Spire height: 78.9m
  • Roof height: 69.2m6,920 cm
    0.0692 km
    6.92e+13 pm
    0.043 mi
    227.034 ft

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McKay Tower is located at [[address:=146 Monroe Center]]. Geographic coordinates are 42.966° N, 85.6717° WLatitude: 42°57′57.6″N
Longitude: 85°40′18.12″W

146 Monroe Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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