New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Metropolitan Life Tower
Landmarks of New York
Erected 1957 by New York Community Trust.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 40° 44.468′ N, 73° 59.26′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Madison Avenue and East 24th Street, on the right when traveling north on Madison Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Star of Hope (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Madison Avenue Centennial (about 300 feet away); New York Fire Department – City of New York (about 300 feet away); William H. Seward (about 300 feet away); Metropolitan Life Veterans MemorialCommemorating the 50th Anniversary of the New York City Pride March (about 400 feet away); Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (about 400 feet away); Eternal Light Flagstaff (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company - New York Architecture. To design the new tower, destined to be set into the northwest corner, Napoléon LeBrun was required yet, but the idea to copy in a larger scale the Campanile of San Marco in Venice was a John Hegeman's one, the president of the Metropolitan Life himself. (Submitted on July 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. The 1909 Metropolitan Life Insurance Tower -- Madison Ave and 24th Street. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 313 times since then. Last updated on April 24, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 5. submitted on April 24, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.