MetLife Building, New York City

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The MetLife Building is a 59-story skyscraper at 200 Park Avenue at East 45th Street above Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Built in 1960–63 as the Pan Am Building, the then-headquarters of Pan American World Airways, it was designed by Emery Roth & Sons, Pietro Belluschi and Walter Gropius in the International style. The world's largest commercial office space by square footage at its opening, it remains one of the hundred tallest buildings in the United States.HistoryIn September 1960, Pan Am founder Juan Trippe signed a 25-year, $115,500,000 lease with the building's developer, Erwin Wolfson, allowing the airline to occupy 613000sqft, or about 15 floors, plus a new main ticket office at 45th Street and Vanderbilt Avenue.When it opened on March 7, 1963, the Pan Am Building (as it was known at the time) was the largest commercial office space in the world by square footage. It was initially an unpopular sight due to its lack of proportion and huge scale—it dwarfed the New York Central Building to the north and Grand Central Terminal to the south. The building was surpassed in size by the World Trade Center in 1970–71 as well as 55 Water Street in 1972.
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  • Landmark buildings rising in the north side of Grand Central station. From the South side of Park Avenue stand out well. Likely speaking of former Pan number, you know. Former Office building is put on the first floor. Monument to pan NAM logo.
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  • Being high 250 mt and 59 floors, part of the midtown skyline, but it's not aesthetically memorable ... just that you find yourself always at sight!
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  • Because staying at Grand Hyatt went next to the MetLife building. It is a building stand out better. This is the most famous building in New York.
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  • Well kept building. Good for tourists to walk through.
  • It's very classic style building
  • Absolutely an iconic building, an eye candy to the financial and business capital of the world.
  • So this is also the location of the Stark/Avengers Tower !
  • Dear Almighty, Please open the doors that I may get a call for a job interview. Please with the grace of Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Marahj.

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