Talk:Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower

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Who designed it? Article and building infobox seem lacking. doncram (talk) 20:36, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Madison Square Garden?[edit]

Giralda, in various stages of completion
St. Mark's Campanile

I wonder if the tower's architecture was meant to be a nod to the second Madison Square Garden... (talk) 04:30, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Could be. MSG II was still there at the time the Met Life Tower was built. Stanford White modeled the MSG tower after the Giralda, the bell tower of the Cathedral in Seville, while LeBrun & Sons modeled the Met Life Tower after St Mark's Campanile in Venice. Maybe they thought that using another reference to a European architectural landmark would resonate with the existing building. I haven't read anything specific that said that, though. Beyond My Ken (talk) 05:01, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Architectural style: Gothic???[edit]

It's not gothic at all. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:39, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

That is correct, I'm not sure where that came from, I've corrected it to "Italiam Renaissance Revival". Beyond My Ken (talk) 20:51, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Should the image be replaced?[edit]

Since someone is reverting my changes, I want to see if we can reach a consensus. Should a new image or an old image be at the top of the page? I seriously don't think it reflects what it looks like today or that it exists in the year 2013, it's just there because it works, which I think is more of a reason not to care if it's replaced with a better image.RocketLauncher2 (talk) 18:54, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

A new image would be better - but not one that only shows trees and blue sky. Compared to that, the old image is better. --Albinfo (talk) 07:48, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
I think part of the reason for that is the area's changed in the past 100 years so there's more things around it, more of a reason I want to update it
What about ? RocketLauncher2 (talk) 14:44, 13 June 2013 (UTC)