8. Metropolitan Life Building Sky Bridge

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East of Madison Square Park is this walkway connecting the Metropolitan Life North Building (11 Madison Avenue) to the Met Life Tower. The Tower, modeled after St. Mark’s Campanile in Venice, Italy, was the world headquarters of the company until 2005. The North Building served as the records warehouse for the company. Now, both buildings are occupied by Credit Suisse, although the upper floors of the tower is in the process of being converted into the New York Edition Hotel. In 2015, 11 Madison Avenue was sold for $2.29 billion, the second largest real estate deal for an office building in the United States. Between October and November 2020, this sky bridge was demolished.