MOCpages : Share your LEGO® creations
LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop Metropolitan Life Tower, New YorkLandmarks
Welcome to the world's greatest LEGO fan community!
Explore cool creations, share your own, and have lots of fun together.  ~  It's all free!
Metropolitan Life Tower, New York
Model completed in 2011
About this creation
This model is approximately 1/650th scale, similar to my other skyscrapers.

6 Photos available on Brickshelf.com

Digital Models
Download a LEGO Digital Designer file of this model. Digital version created by Oliver Albrecht. 1864 pieces.




Sometime ago, Jim Garrett noted that I had already built a number of the world's historical tallest buildings and challenged me build the others. With the completion of this model, I now have built 8 out of the 12 buildings that have held the title since 1900.

The Metropolitan Life Insurance Tower was the world's tallest building upon it's completion in 1909 until the completion of the Woolworth Building in 1913. The tower is 700 feet tall and features four clock faces 26ft in diameter.






The architecture is modeled after the Campanile bell tower in Venice Italy.







A sky bridge connects the tower's East Wing to the Metropolitan Life North Building across the street.








The building originally featured a highly detailed exterior, but a renovation in the 1960's removed much of this ornamentation.



Comments

 I like it 
  February 9, 2012
Beautiful build :)
 I like it 
  November 15, 2011
Great build! The detail threw my sense of scale at first, which is great!
 I like it 
  November 13, 2011
awesome!
 I like it 
  November 13, 2011
Beatiful build!
 I like it 
  November 12, 2011
Having been to Venice, this certainly does have striking similarities to the tower in San Marco Plaza. It'll be interesting to see if you do the Singer building and Philadelphia City Hall. I like your recent back-and-forth between buildings of different eras too.
 
By Spencer R.
Add to my favorite builders

15
people like this. See who.

2,938 visitors
5 comments
Added November 12, 2011
 


LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop Metropolitan Life Tower, New YorkLandmarks


You Your home page | LEGO creations | Favorite builders
Activity Activity | Comments | Creations
Explore Explore | Recent | Groups
MOCpages is an unofficial, fan-created website. LEGO® and the brick configuration are property of The LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, own, or endorse this site.
©2002-2014 Sean Kenney Design Inc | Privacy policy | Terms of use