Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, colloquially known as the Met Life Tower, is a skyscraper built in 1909 and located on Madison Avenue near the intersection with East 23rd Street, across from Madison Square Park in Manhattan, New York City. Designed by the architectural firm of Napoleon LeBrun & Sons and Purdy and Henderson, Engineers, built by the Hedden Construction Company, the tower is modeled after the Campanile in Venice, Italy. The office space in the Met Life Tower is occupied primarily by Credit Suisse and is also referred to as 1 Madison Avenue.

Inside the building is the New York Edition Hotel, a 273-room luxury hotel that opened in 2015. The hotel, located in the clock tower portion of the building, has the address 5 Madison Avenue,

The building was designated as a city landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1989, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. It was also made a National Historic Landmark in 1978.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: sponsor


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MS-76389 16-in. 6/6/1933 Industrial prospecting and selling plan. Production no. 1 Howard Smith Slide show soundtrack : Talk sponsor  
Victor BS-76472 10-in. 6/16/1933 The life of Dr. Robert Koch Mathilde Koch ; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Slide show soundtrack : Talk, with dubbed recordings sponsor  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Metropolitan Life Insurance Company," accessed July 24, 2021,

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from

"Metropolitan Life Insurance Company." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.

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