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MetLife Building

200 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10166-0005
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good36%
  • Average40%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
12 Jan 2017
“Cool building to look at”
31 Oct 2016
“Worth a look if at Grand Central”
200 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10166-0005
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

The MetLife building is cool to look at but there are many more interesting and attractive buildings in New York.

Thank Rehsinup19
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a well known building in MidTown right on top of Grand Central. It used to be called the Pan Am building and had a helicopter pad on its roof. I once had dinner at the private club on the top floor called the...More

Thank seanworc
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Once the Pan Am Building, it is the best representative of the International style. A well proportioned, highly functional building without ornaments, it represents the best of office use skyscraper.

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Much like the Eiffel Tower, the Metlife building was much maligned for its contrast with the gracious Helmsley building, when it started its life as the PanAm Building, headquarters of the now defunct airline. It was one of the first precast concrete skyscrapers in the...More

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Not the tallest or the most beautiful of NY buildings, but it still manages to impress. If you look at the Grand central station from the front, you will see the Metlife building towering above the Grand lady. This building also houses and is named...More

1  Thank BhawaniPathania
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

This is, was and always be the skyscraper that Pan Am built. MetLife's name on it is a sad reminder of corporate America's lack of a sense of history or traditional. If you ever can get up to the penthouse bar, you will have one...More

Thank jg3arrow
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This building on PArk avenue has had an exciting past , One day a helicoptor when landing or taking off crashed off the building killing some people and causing a big tie up The APn Am building had a lot of Cache and people would...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

This is only one of many MetLife buildings, but it is one of the 50 tallest buildings in the US. It was formerly the Pan Am Building, and it's not really a tourist attraction just a notable skyscraper by Grand Central.

Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Nothing too special about this one although its location near Grand Central and the Waldorf Astoria is pretty good. The building itself is really just another skyscraper without anything particularly special to distinguish it. Since it is an office building its primary purpose is not...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Great experience, great views and loved working right in the center of the US Business Capital for my first job out of college.

Thank kliq6
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Is there a way to go up the MetLife Building? Is there a visitor's pass? If I work for the MetLife, would that help me go up the building? Thanks!
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