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From a retired MetLife employee, this is not The MetLife Building. It was the Pan Am building which the Met bought years ago and put their name on. The real MetLife buildings are located on 23rd to 25th street between Madison and Park Avenues. These...More
This 59-story skyscraper stands out like a sore thumb in Midtown Manhattan, towering above nearby buildings. It looks like a sentry behind the beautiful Helmsley Building, tiny in comparison at 34 stories. MetLife is not especially attractive. It features International-style architecture -- plain, massive and...More
Though it looks nothing like the more historical gems over which it looms, it's still a gorgeous skyscraper near 42nd St and Park Ave. It was fascinating to see in person and imagine the helicopter rides that used to happen from its roof when it...More
An important building, formerly the Pan Am building. Now housing tons of firms as an office building, including many law firms. It is an interesting and pleasant place to spend some hours doing business. Good views to the North towards Central Park, up Park Avenue....More
This building was originally built in 1963 as the Pan Am Building and was later bought by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
It has an impressive architecture and currently houses the headquarters of many big corporations.