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 1963 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 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) bought the building in 1981 and used it as their headquarters. MetLife sold the building in 2005. The world's largest commercial office space by square footage at its opening, it remains one of the 100 tallest buildings in the United States.Using our international travel planner, New York City attractions like MetLife Building can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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MetLife Building Reviews
The Pan Am building is in the 'epicenter of Manhattan... of itself ...tall and elegant.... Surrounded by the Chrysler building...One Vanderbilt...and the Phillip Morris Building... In one... more »
Great series of buildings in this area. These were all the original skyline buildings and lots of history. Was originally the Pan Am building. more »
Iconic building located above Grand Central Station. Renovations underway will bring a modern feel to the public spaces. Top notch Management keeps this structure relevant an era of new construction.
Great place with lots of stores and food eateries. Also close to many places of interest. The Empire State building is a few minutes walk away. Most of the stores close early in this part of town, though, so you may want to plan your visit early.
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