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Old Posted Aug 2, 2019, 8:21 PM
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Pretty sure the MetLife building is landmarked? It sure is ugly. Maybe one day it will be replaced like in the Marvel movies when Tony Stark tears the MetLife tower down and replaces it with a supertall.
If the tower is landmarked, that's ridiculous. Thing is a big eyesore! Just because the Bauhaus guy designed it I presume.
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Old Posted Aug 3, 2019, 4:04 AM
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If the tower is landmarked, that's ridiculous. Thing is a big eyesore! Just because the Bauhaus guy designed it I presume.
From Wiki: "In 1987, a poll conducted by the lifestyle periodical New York indicated that the tower was the building that New Yorkers would most like to see demolished..." I think the problem with getting rid of the building is that it contains 2,841,511 sf feet per Wiki. So it would not be economical to knock down, because most developers would not make be able to make money unless they put up a much bigger building, and they would not be able to fill a bigger building. It's probably why the big boxy building (and in my view, very ugly) on the water in downtown, like 55 Water Street (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/55_Water_Street ) will probably never be demolished. I also hate One Penn Plaza , but I don't think it will ever be demolished but I read that it may be reskinned.
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Old Posted Aug 5, 2019, 8:18 AM
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^ With the way things are going in the city, that could happen.

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It could be really nice to the see the MetLife building being demolished.
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2019, 3:52 PM
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Metlife building may have been innovative back in the day, but it is clearly a mainstream eyesore. I kinda wish they'd build the first megatall here. It'd be the only logical replacement, for the loss of 2million sqft
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Old Posted Aug 20, 2019, 11:57 PM
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^ This one is about 3 msf.



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