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BUILDING
 
 
PanAm Building - MetLife
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DESIGNER
 
 
Emery Roth & Sons | TAC | Pietro Belluschi
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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
New York
Metropolitan area
New York City
County
New York
Town
New York - Manhattan
Borough
Manhattan
Address
200 Park Avenue/44th Street
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Vertical architectures
Skyscrapers
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1958    
Realisation
1963
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  Catch me if you can
Directed by
Steven Spielberg
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2002
Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, James Brolin, Martin Sheen, Jennifer Garner
Building's role
Appreciable
Title
  Hackers
Directed by
Iain Softley
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1995
Cast
Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford, Matthew Lillard, Fisher Stevens, Renoly Santiago, Laurence Mason
Building's role
Appreciable
Title
  On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Directed by
Vincente Minnelli
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1970
Cast
Barbra Streisand, Yves Montand, Simon Oakland, Jack Nicholson
Building's role
Appreciable
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Meredith L. Clausen, The Pan Am Building and the shattering of the Modernist dream, The MIT Press, Cambridge (Mass.)/London 2005
review: Federico Bucci, "Un grattacielo 'odiato'/A "hated" skyscraper", Domus 889, febbraio/february 2006, "Libri/Books" pp. 104-105
Bruno Zevi, Spazî dell'architettura moderna, Einaudi, Torino 1973, tav. 193 [III. I maestri del periodo razionalista]
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
Joni Mitchell, "Harry's House", The Hissing of Summer Lawns (album), 1975
(...)

He opens up his suitcase
In the continental suite
And people twenty stories down
Colored currents in the street
A helicopter lands on the Pan Am roof
Like a dragonfly on a tomb

(...)
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CLIENT
 
 
Pan American World Airways
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
m. 246,6 (808 ft)
Floors
60 aboveground
Surface
sq.m. 307.000 (sq.ft. 3.140.000)
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STRUCTURES
 
 
The Office of James Ruderman
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STAFF
 
Project
Emery Roth & Sons
Associate designers
Walter Gropius (TAC, The Architects Collaborative)
Pietro Belluschi
Project architect
Richard Roth (Emery Roth & Sons)
Architects
Walter Gropius (TAC, The Architects Collaborative), Pietro Belluschi
 
 
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