New York Life Insurance Building

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New York Life Insurance Building information

Location
Amsterdam , The Netherlands
Address
cnr Keizersgracht & Leidsestraat
Getting there
Tram: 1/2/5 Keizersgracht
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This landmark building opened in 1890 to house the New York Life Insurance Company (hence the eagles), but soon passed to luxury furnishing purveyor Metz & Co. Functionalist designer/architect Gerrit Rietveld added the top-floor cupola in 1930. In 2012, American retailer Abercrombie & Fitch took over the building, while Metz & Co relocated to smaller premises at Leidsestraat 1–3.