Pan Am Building Grand Central Terminal

Original, highly-detailed illustration of Pan Am Building (now Met Life) standing above Grand Central Terminal in Midtown, Manhattan. Boeing-Vertol 107 helicopter is landing on the roof – probably the most famous heliport in the world!

The building’s architects Emery Roth & Sons were seen as too inexperienced for such an important and grand scheme, so the developer hired two highly respected modernist architects Walter Groupius (father of Bauhaus) and Pietro Belluschi as consultants. But it didn’t end well. Neither the architecture community or regular people liked the result. The building was voted the worst building in NYC on number of occasions – mainly thanks to its giant bulk, austere facade and for blocking the views of Park Avenue.

I illustrated the buildings using original architecture elevations, photographs and 3D models. Cross referencing of various sources allows me to achieve a high level of detail and real, undeformed dimensions of the façade.

Signed by the artist 
High quality print on 170gsm matt paper 
Illustrated, printed and send from London
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A0 – 120 x 84cm, A1 – 84x59cm, A2 – 59x42cm, A3 – 42x30cm, A4 – 30x21cm


Black, Light grey, Yellow