At the center of it all

McKay Tower sits at downtown Grand Rapids most noted intersection.

Serving as the “anchor” of the pedestrian-friendly Monroe Center, and just steps from the vibrant Rosa Parks Circle and elegant Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, the 18-story is one of the premiere landmarks in downtown Grand Rapids.

With entrances at Monroe Center and Pearl Street, and street and garage parking immediately surrounding the building, McKay Tower is also one of the most accessible buildings in downtown (not to mention one of the most photographed!).

Once the tallest building between Detroit and Chicago, McKay Tower’s historic white stone exterior continues to be a beacon of our skyline and one of the most photographed structures – along with other nearby notable landmarks Grand Rapids Art Museum and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.


From US 131

Exit US 131 at Pearl Street

Proceed East across the Grand River

Building will be straight ahead

From Detroit

Take I-96 West to Grand Rapids

Continue on I-196 to “Downtown Grand Rapids/Holland”

Exit at “Ottawa Avenue/Downtown”

Proceed south on Ottawa Avenue

Turn right (west) on Pearl Street

Building will be on left side

From Chicago

Take I-94 East to Benton Harbor

Continue on I-196 to Grand Rapids

Merge on to US-131 North

Immediately exit to Pearl Street

Turn left (east) on Pearl Street

Continue across Grand River

Building will be straight ahead

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