Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Also known as: Metropolitan Tower, Metropolitan Life Insurance Tower
1 Madison Ave., New York, New York

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Met Life Tower

Photo taken by Michael Miller in June 2017

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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Description 

Completed in 1909, this became symbolic of a company representing the growth and development of the American life insurance industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This building was the world's tallest masonry and steel structure until 1913 and it remains a prominent feature of the New York skyline. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 2, 1978

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 2, 1978
Reference number
78001874
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival; Other architectural type; Second Renaissance Revival
Area of significance
Commerce
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic function
Professional
Current function
Professional
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1909

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2017: New photos from Michael Miller

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