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Metropolitan Life Tower

Landmarks of New York

 
 
Metropolitan Life Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 17, 2012
1. Metropolitan Life Tower Marker
Inscription. This tower, of massive simplicity it Italian Renaissance style, was completed in 1909 from plans by Le Brun & Sons. Its four clock faces are each 26 ½ feet in diameter, the minute hands weighing ½ ton, Four chimes ( the largest 7000 pounds) sound a measure by Handel on the quarter hours.
 
Erected 1957 by New York Community Trust.
 
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 Madison Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Madison Avenue Centennial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William H. Seward (about 300 feet away); Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (about 400 feet away); Eternal Light Flagstaff (about 400 feet away); To Our Heroes (about 400 feet away); Flatiron Building (about 600 feet away); Fifth Avenue Building (about 600 feet away); David Glasgow Farragut (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Metropolitan Life Insurance Company - New York Architecture
Metropolitan Life Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 17, 2012
2. Metropolitan Life Tower Marker
. 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 San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Metropolitan Life Tower image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 17, 2012
3. Metropolitan Life Tower
Metropolitan Life Tower (reflection) image. Click for full size.
By Sue Swackhamer, May 17, 2012
4. Metropolitan Life Tower (reflection)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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