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MetLife Building

200 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10166-0005
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200 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10166-0005
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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.

Thank Phi S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Neta_Avivi
Reviewed 1 July 2017

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.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Nick and Angel S
Reviewed 12 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

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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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