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CaptionThe Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower also known as the Metropolitan Life Tower or Met Life Tower and currently being converted into the New York Edition Hotel is a landmark skyscraper located on Madison Avenue near the intersection with East 23rd Street across from Madison Square Park in Manhattan --- --- --- There are four clock faces one on each side of the tower located from the 25th to 27th floor. Each clock face is 26.5 feet 8 m in diameter with each number being four feet 1.2 m tall. The minute hands each weigh half a ton. The original tower was sheathed in Tuckahoe marble but during the 1964 renovation plain limestone was used to cover the tower and the East Wing replacing the old Renaissance revival details with a streamlined modern look. Much of the building's original ornamentation was removed. --- --- --- A three-year exterior restoration project which saw much of the building covered in scaffolding ended in 2002 and added a new computerized multicolored nighttime lighting system much like that of the Empire State Building; the colors change to denote particular holidays or important events. The gilded cupola at the very top of the building serves as an "eternal light" which stays illuminated even after the rest of the lighting system has been turned off for the night. The building figured prominently in the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company's advertising for many years illustrated with a light beaming from the top of its spire and the slogan "The Light That Never Fails". --- --- --- Marriott announced in January 2012 that they are converting the tower to the New York Edition Hotel.[15] "Edition" is Marriott's boutique hotel line run in association with Ian Schrager.
Headline"The Light That Never Fails" peaked this "Tallest building in the world" from 19091913 soon will be an Edition Hotel in Marriott line-up
KeywordsWorlds-tallest-structure
Copyright Noticeen.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Metropolitan_Life_Insurance_ Company_Tower
Creditwikimedia commons
URLhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Life_Insurance_Company_Tower

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