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.
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You can clearly see this skyscraper while walking or crossing Park Avenue. It was built in the 1960's as Pan Am Building. One of many buildings to see in NYC.
This building looms above Park Ave. just north of Grand Central. It's been a landmark, but for me it was more notable when it had the PanAm name up on top. Now it disappoints.
We saw this building whilst walking towards Grand Central Station on a visit. Yes, its an American skyscraper and is impressive and yes its hard to miss. However it is not very well known at all. Located close to Grand Central Station.
The MetLife Building - this 59-story brutalist skyscraper was built in 1960–63 as the Pan Am Building! It was designed by Emery Roth & Sons, Pietro Belluschi and Walter (Bauhaus) Gropius in the International style. It may not be the tallest or the prettiest skyscraper...More
The MetLife building is cool to look at but there are many more interesting and attractive buildings in New York.
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
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.
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
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