Metropolitan Tower (Manhattan)

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Metropolitan Tower
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Metropolitan Tower (left) and Carnegie Hall Tower (right)
Metropolitan Tower (Manhattan) is located in Manhattan
Metropolitan Tower (Manhattan)
Metropolitan Tower (Manhattan) is located in New York City
Metropolitan Tower (Manhattan)
Metropolitan Tower (Manhattan) is located in New York
Metropolitan Tower (Manhattan)
Metropolitan Tower (Manhattan) is located in the US
Metropolitan Tower (Manhattan)
Location within Manhattan
General information
Location 146 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
Construction started 1984
Completed 1987
Owner Macklowe Properties
Roof 218.2 m (716 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 68
The Metropolitan and Carnegie Hall Towers, upper-left corner

The Metropolitan Tower is a 68-story, 716 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 is designed by Schuman, Lichtenstein, Claman & Efron and 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] The structure consists of a 48 story triangular tower ( whose longer edge points to Central Park) on top of a 20 story rectangular base. The tower is owned by Macklowe Properties. Apart from the main entrance on 57th Street there is also an entrance located on 56th Street.

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 1989, the Carnegie Hall Tower in 1991 and One57 in 2014. The Metropolitan Tower is less than 10 meters from Carnegie Hall Tower, separated by the Russian Tea Room.

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  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