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Metropolitan Life Tower

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Identification

Metropolitan Life Tower
Met Life Tower, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, New York Edition Hotel
115458

Plan

Structure générale

gratte-ciel
construit [achevé]
ossature rigide
acier
pierre de taille
maçonnerie
gris clair
néo-renaissance

Usages

hôtel

Faits

  • The building is graced with an enormous clock on each of its four sides.
  • Corresponding to the original office block, Napoleon LeBrun & Sons' 1909 office tower is based on the campanile (clock and bell tower) of Campanile di San Marco in Venice, Italy.
  • The tower was stripped of its ornamental details during an aggressive remodeling campaign in the 1960s.
  • World's tallest building from 1909-1913; surpassed by the Woolworth Building.
  • The building's traditional appearance belied state-of-the-art technology systems which included high speed elevators.
  • During the remodeling in 1960, the marble cladding was replaced by limestone.
  • The world headquarters of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company until 2005.
  • The tower is undergoing conversion to the New York Edition Hotel. Opening is due in 2015.

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Lieu

1-9 Madison Avenue
310-328 Park Avenue South, 2-24 East 24th Street, 1-33 East 23rd Street
1 Madison Avenue
10010
Midtown South
Manhattan
Madison Square
New York City
New York
États-Unis d'Amérique

Données techniques

700,00 ft
700,00 ft
657,02 ft
50
1907
1909
2002
2015

Entreprises participantes


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Spécificités

  • L'immeuble est connu dans cette ville
  • Patrimoine local
  • Horloge(s) à l'extérieur
  • Des projecteurs illuminent l'immeuble pendant la nuit
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