Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower



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The Metropolitan Life Tower, also known as Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Building or Met Life Tower, is a landmark skyscraper located at One Madison Avenue in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower Designed by the architectural firm of Napoleon LeBrun & Sons, the tower is modeled after the Campanile in Venice, Italy. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower was constructed in 1909 and served as world headquarters of the company until 2005. It was the world's tallest building for three years, until 1913, when it was surpassed by the Woolworth Building.
The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1978, and a New York City landmark in 1989.

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