The Metropolis Building or Edificio Metrópolis (Spanish) is an office building in Madrid, Spain, at the corner of the Calle de Alcalá and Gran Vía. Inaugurated in 1911, it was designed by Jules and Raymond Février for the insurance company La Unión y el Fénix. It is currently owned by Metrópolis Seguros.
Jules and Raymond Février gave the building a French, Beaux-Arts style, which was quite unusual at the time.
The ground level is topped by ornate colonnaded upper floors. The columns support 4 statues representing Mining, Agriculture, Industry and Commerce, made by Saint Marceaux and L. Lambert. At the foot of the dome you'll find a statue sculpted by D. Mariano Benlliure.
The rounded tower is covered with 30000 leaves of 24 carat gold.
Outstanding picture quality - highest resolution fridge magnets in the world!
Durable and UV resistant - does not crack or fade in the sun;
Patented unique design
Strong - can hold multiple notes, photos etc., durable;