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MetLife Building

200 Park Avenue, Midtown
New York City NY United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1960
  Finished1963
Floor Count58
Building Uses
 - office
 - parking garage
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - sign
Architectural Style
 - brutalist
 - international
Materials
 - steel

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof808 ftCTBUH
808 feet

Description
- Used to have a rooftop helipad, however it was closed due to a fatal accident in 1977.

- The MetLife Building was the Pan Am Building from 1963 to 1981 when the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company purchased the building from Grand Central Buildings, Inc.

- Facade was cleaned in 2002.

- In Legoland California's attraction Miniland. There is a realalistic lego skyline including some of Manhattans most prominent office buildings, the Metlife Building is included. Originally the building was called the MekLife skyscraper, representatives from MetLife saw the Lego version and were so impressed by it, they let Legoland use their name royalty free.

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