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Friday, March 11, 2011

The MetLife Tower, in the Rain

Rain, 23rd Street
Photo by myself at 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue, in the Flatiron District.

It was cold and rainy all day, Thursday. By evening, the sky was misty.

Ahead is the brilliantly lit Met Life Tower, which was once the tallest building in the world, way back in 1913.

Wikipedia writes that the building was sold in 2005 to an investment company for $200 million dollars. It may be converted to high end apartments.

So far, this is just a rumor. I would not be surprised. Selling high end apartments in New York is a very popular way to make a lot of money, and there seems to always be people looking for a piece of the city.

Related posts: Architectural Detail, Above, The MetLife Building, All Lit Up and More is More.

8 comments:

Olivier said...

Elle est belle la MetLife sous la pluie, superbe photo


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Upper Cesc said...

When the rain comes...

rowena said...

Beautiful building, beautiful picture. Thank you

Beatrice B. said...

looks like a holy building...is it a sign????
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WTakeuchi said...

Wow Kitty! What a wonderful picture. Congrats!

Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

A gorgeous, atmospheric shot, Kitty.

RedPat said...

Great shot! It has been miserable and rainy here too.

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

What a great night photo! love it! we have had tons of rain here in PA as well..so ready for some nice no snow, no rain weather! coming to see Mr Big on Broadway in a week..very excited!!