Completed in 1909, and located on Madison Ave, NYC, the Metropolitan Life Tower was the tallest building in the world until 1913. Elements of a few of its intriguing designs were photographed by me a few years ago from nearby Madison Park. My son Steve and I, with several hundred people, were enjoying a wonderful concert there with singer/songwriter Lucy Kaplanski …until the in-ground watering sprinklers popped up and activated, in some cases under people’s blankets.
Category: Sky Scrapper
The Smith Tower – Seattle, Washington
At forty-two stories, 462′ (141 m,) the Smith Tower was the tallest building in Seattle for fifty-five years, 1914 to 1969. On a vacation some years ago, we enjoyed the history of that building and climbing to the observation level near the top.
From the NW corner, eleven-year old Steve stands before the Seattle Space Needle seen here to the north.
Eastern Elliot Bay forms the waterfront of Seattle.
And the view south is the old King Dome, which we thoroughly toured earlier, with the King Street Train Station (with tower) and I-5 in the distance to the left, here looking south
Thanks for viewing, zoom in for a closer look and comments are always welcome. M 🙂
Follow-up: Skyscraper Cranes – Race for the Top
December 27th, 2019 – New Apartment Buildings on West 57th, NYC
Left – “One 57 Moma Tower,” and right – “111 West 57, (Steinway Tower.)
See comments about Skyscrappers and Crane Management on previous post: here
Thanks for viewing. Click on for a closer view, and comments are always welcome. M 🙂