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Address: 200 Park Av., New York City, NY (Formerly Pan Am Building)
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Cool building to look at

The MetLife building is cool to look at but there are many more interesting and attractive buildings in New York.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 January 2017
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Kent, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The MetLife building is cool to look at but there are many more interesting and attractive buildings in New York.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a well known building in MidTown right on top of Grand Central. It used to be called the Pan Am building and had a helicopter pad on its roof. I once had dinner at the private club on the top floor called the Copter Club. It has a storied history including the suicide of a disgraced financier who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Once the Pan Am Building, it is the best representative of the International style. A well proportioned, highly functional building without ornaments, it represents the best of office use skyscraper.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Much like the Eiffel Tower, the Metlife building was much maligned for its contrast with the gracious Helmsley building, when it started its life as the PanAm Building, headquarters of the now defunct airline. It was one of the first precast concrete skyscrapers in the City and was headquarters of Metropolitan Life Insurance, a company behind the financing of such... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Not the tallest or the most beautiful of NY buildings, but it still manages to impress. If you look at the Grand central station from the front, you will see the Metlife building towering above the Grand lady. This building also houses and is named after one of the oldest and most respected insurance companies in US..Metlife Inc. You simply... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

This is, was and always be the skyscraper that Pan Am built. MetLife's name on it is a sad reminder of corporate America's lack of a sense of history or traditional. If you ever can get up to the penthouse bar, you will have one of the views of the skyline available.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

This building on PArk avenue has had an exciting past , One day a helicoptor when landing or taking off crashed off the building killing some people and causing a big tie up The APn Am building had a lot of Cache and people would oftern take a ride to the airport on the choppers until they were banned after... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

This is only one of many MetLife buildings, but it is one of the 50 tallest buildings in the US. It was formerly the Pan Am Building, and it's not really a tourist attraction just a notable skyscraper by Grand Central.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Nothing too special about this one although its location near Grand Central and the Waldorf Astoria is pretty good. The building itself is really just another skyscraper without anything particularly special to distinguish it. Since it is an office building its primary purpose is not as a tourist attraction.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

Great experience, great views and loved working right in the center of the US Business Capital for my first job out of college.

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