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MetLife Building

NY

Workplace
Architect

Emery Roth & Sons

The Architects Collaborative (TAC)

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Originally built as the headquarters for Pan American Airways, this 59-story octagonal-plan skyscraper straddles Park Ave. and dominates the air space of Grand Central and the Helmsley Building. At the time of its opening, the PanAm building had the most square-footage of office space in the world.

 

1963 TAC, Walter Gropius (dean of Harvard)  Emery Roth & Son, Pietro Belluschi Pan Am Building : Heliport Juan Trippe Pan Am’s founder signed a $115,000,000 lease to build a skyscraper above GCT Largest commercial space in the world Sign caused a change in Zoning to keep signs off of buildings

Originally built as the headquarters for Pan American Airways, this 59-story octagonal-plan skyscraper straddles Park Ave. and dominates the air space of Grand Central and the Helmsley Building. At the time of its opening, the PanAm building had the most square-footage of office space in the world.

 

1963 TAC, Walter Gropius (dean of Harvard)  Emery Roth & Son, Pietro Belluschi Pan Am Building : Heliport Juan Trippe Pan Am’s founder signed a $115,000,000 lease to build a skyscraper above GCT Largest commercial space in the world Sign caused a change in Zoning to keep signs off of buildings

Tours

The Art & Architecture of Park Avenue from Lever to Grand Central

200 Park Ave, New York City, NY, US 10017

Nearby
Helicopter Accident 124 feet
Helmsley Building (New York Central Building) 286 feet
Atlas Shrugged 409 feet
Salvatore Maranzano Murdered 410 feet
Trouble the Dog 410 feet
Pan Am Lease Signed 497 feet
Puttin' On the Ritz 926 feet
East Side Access 926 feet
Grand Central Terminal 928 feet
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