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Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Building

New York, New York
County of New York.
1 Madison Avenue
National Register Number: 78001874
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Commerce/Trade - financial institution.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Office Building.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 2, 1978):
Completed in 1909, this became symbolic of a company representing the growth and development of the American life insurance industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This building was the world's tallest masonry and steel structure until 1913 and it remains a prominent feature of the New York skyline.


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