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|Metropolitan Life North Building|
|25 Madison Avenue|
New York City NY United States
| - office|
| - highrise|
| - art deco|
| - steel|
| - limestone|
| - marble|
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• Architect: Harvey W. Corbett & D. Everett Waid
• Announced in 1928, the Metropolitan Life North Building was intended to have 100 floors, surpassing the nearby Empire State Building as the World's Tallest Building.
• After one year of construction the Wall Street Crash of 1929 eventually led construction to stop at the 29th floor in 1933 due to financial problems.
• After three stages of construction the building was finally completed in 1950.
• The building is still a base for a much larger skyscraper, so technically it can be finished, but there are no plans to do so.
• Because the building was supposted to be taller, it has 30 elevators, more than enough for a 30 story building. As a result there is often no wait for elevators in the building.
• The building contains a subway station.
• Diagram of the original proposal:
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