Metropolitan Tower (Manhattan)

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Metropolitan Tower
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Metropolitan Tower (left) and Carnegie Hall Tower (right)
General information
Location 146 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
Construction started 1984
Completed 1987
Roof 218 m (715 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 77
The Metropolitan and Carnegie Hall Towers, upper-left corner

The Metropolitan Tower is a 77-story, 770 ft (218 m) residential skyscraper in Manhattan, New York City, standing at 146 West 57th Street. The building has 235 apartment units.[1]

The tower could be described as an international style tower, but it was described as postmodern, because it features setbacks and triangular shapes, dark glass and a sculpted base.[2]

Construction started in 1984, and was finished in 1987. The tower caused minor discontent, because it blocked sight lines of Central Park. Critics' attention would turn, after the appearance of its taller neighbors, such as the CitySpire Center in 1987 and the Carnegie Hall Tower in 1991. The Metropolitan Tower is less than 10 meters from Carnegie Hall Tower, separated by the Russian Tea Room.

The tower has a triangular floor plan, whose longer edge points to Central Park.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Douglas, George H. Skyscrapers a Social History of the Very Tall Building in America. Jefferson (N.C.): McFarland, 2004.
  2. ^ Landau, Sarah Bradford, and Carl W. Condit. Rise of the New York Skyscraper, 1865-1913. New Haven: Yale UP, 1996.

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Coordinates: 40°45′54″N 73°58′45″W / 40.76495°N 73.97906°W / 40.76495; -73.97906