Met Life Tower (11.10.08)

Whenever I am running late I walk crosstown on 23rd street to the Path right past one of my favorite NYC buildings, the Metropolitan Life North Building and Tower. The Metropolitan Life Tower was the world’s tallest building from 1909 to 1913. The design for the tower was inspired (stolen) from none other than the Italians and the Campanile in St. Mark’s square, Venice. Still, the tower is 52 stories, more than twice the height of the Campanile.
Met Life Building From Lexington

Metropolitan Life Tower From Lexington

Met Life Building from B'way and 23rd

Metropolitan Life Tower from Broadway

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One thought on “Met Life Tower (11.10.08)

  1. Jill says:

    The clock on the side of that building is one of three I can see from my front window. I love that building too.

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