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Jun 15, 2018
“Spectacular skyscraper building with giant clock faces”
May 16, 2018
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From 1909-1913, this was the world's tallest building.
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1 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10010-3603
Rose Hill
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

Another architectural wonder sited around the Madison Park/ Flatiron area. This building is striking due to its amazing 4 huge clock faces that it displays. ANOTHER Great photo opportunity in NYC!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

As we could see the clock tower from our hotel room ( Cambria Chelsea on 28th ) we felt we ought to see the rest of the building up close , its an impressive tower seen from Madison Sq and the Flatiron although its still...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

Right accross Madison Square park and that flatiron building. The met Life insurance tower are there. And it is really a beautiful architectural and was build in 1909. It was the tallest building during that time for 4 years before preceded by Singer Building.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

On a great day from the right view looking SE from the park, this shows nice features. The tower was a later addition to the original 11-story, full-block Metropolitan Life Home Office building (the "East Wing"), which was completed in 1893 and was also designed...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed May 12, 2017

Such a distinctive building; the clock face makes it so special - found some of the reviews below fascinating, have always been fascinated by the building but had no idea it had once been the world's tallest building.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice building to look at in Manhattan. The crown at the top of the building is the most attractive part of this building.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed June 17, 2015

We were in NY for a short period and wanted to cover the most of it. Took a tour which covered a lot of iconic places. This was once of those. Its an amazing experience to see skyscrapers together next to each other. MetLife can...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed September 18, 2014

The Met Life Tower is a handsome building on Madison Square Park. This photo seems to be of the Woolworth Building.

Date of experience: October 2013
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Not to be confused with the MetLife building, this was once the tallest building in the world from 1909 until 1913 when it was surpassed by the Woolworth Building. The clock face makes it stand out from other skyscrapers as it was modelled on the...More

Date of experience: August 2012
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which makes a good picture no matter what angle you
photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant
architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this
neighborhood is part of a historic district that was
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