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First look at The Metropolitan, two-story club within Willis Tower

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J.C. Anderson has completed renovations to The Metropolitan, a 40,000-square-foot club located on the 66th and 67th floors within the Willis Tower in Chicago. The Metropolitan is a member of the ClubCorp family of clubs.

The renovations included the addition of Frame, a bar and lounge with food, drinks and live entertainment; Blueprint, a collaborative work area that will transform to a cocktail bar at night and an upscale dining area called Craftsman that will honor Chicago’s architectural heritage, specifically that of Frank Lloyd Wright. The club, which also hosts private events such as weddings, parties and corporate meetings, remained open throughout the renovations.

J.C. Anderson also renovated the East Meeting Room to include a new buffet banquet bar with new tile and top, carpet, wood flooring, lighting and wall finishes. In addition, upgrades were made to the 66th floor meeting rooms as well to include new carpet, wood refinishing, wall finishes and new lighting.

The construction team for J.C. Anderson was led by project executive Joe Maguire, project manager Michael Dunn and superintendent Greg Wysocki. Gonzalez Architects provided architectural services.

Founded in 1957, the Dallas-based ClubCorp owns or operates more than 200 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs and alumni clubs in 27 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries. They also manage the Mid-America Club on the 80th floor of Chicago’s Aon Building at 200 E. Randolph Drive.