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Manhattan Life Insurance Building 348 feet tall Years
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Manhattan Life Insurance Building
348 feet tall
Years tallest: 1894-1899
Designed by architects of Kimball and Thompson, the Manhattan Life Insurance Building was the first skyscraper to pass 330 ft in Manhattan.(Credit: Public Domain/Wikipedia)

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