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{{quote|It's a landmark but that's about it. Big fucking deal. Another big building. Why don't you go add it to your album of terrorist targets.|[[Peepthatshit.com]]}}
 
{{quote|It's a landmark but that's about it. Big fucking deal. Another big building. Why don't you go add it to your album of terrorist targets.|[[Peepthatshit.com]]}}
   
The '''GetaLife Building''' is a skyscraper in the [[Liberty City in GTA IV|GTA IV rendition of Liberty City]], located in [[Easton]], on the borough of [[Algonquin]], between [[Jade Street ]]and [[Iron Street]], on [[Columbus Ave]]. right in front of the [[Grand Easton Terminal]]. The building was constructed in 1962, and stands at a height of 808 feet.
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The '''GetaLife Building''' is a skyscraper in the [[Liberty City in GTA IV|GTA IV rendition of Liberty City]], located in [[Easton]], on the borough of [[Algonquin]], between [[Jade Street]] and [[Iron Street]], on [[Columbus Ave]]. right in front of the [[Grand Easton Terminal]]. The building was constructed in [[1962]], and stands at a height of 808 feet. The GetaLife Building is the 6th tallest building in Liberty City.
   
The building is a parody of its real-life counterpart, the [[wikipedia:MetLife Building|MetLife Building]], located on roughly the same location in [[wikipedia:New York City|New York City]]. The name, being based on the MetLife signage on the MetLife Building, is a joke on the phrase "Get a Life". This might be taken as a message from the Rockstar developers to those who play video games too much. In addition, it is believed that the name "Getalife" was given to the building for the fact that "Geta" is pronounced as "Ge-T-A" (G.T.A, Grand Theft Auto).
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The building is a parody of its real-life counterpart, the [[wp:MetLife Building|MetLife Building]], located on roughly the same location in [[wikipedia:New York City|New York City]]. The name, being based on the MetLife signage on the MetLife Building, is a joke on the phrase "Get a Life". This might be taken as a message from the [[Rockstar Games|Rockstar]] developers to those who play video games too much. In addition, it is believed that the name "Getalife" was given to the building for the fact that "Geta" is pronounced as "Ge-T-A" (G.T.A, Grand Theft Auto). Since the real-life [[wp:MetLife|MetLife, Inc.]] is a life insurance company, it is assumed that ''GetaLife'' also works with insurance.
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
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* The facade of the building's lower base is reused for a skyscraper locating [[Jerkov's]] in Hatton Gardens and the new block of the [[Suffolk]] [[LCPD in GTA IV Era|LCPD]] station.
 
* The facade of the building's lower base is reused for a skyscraper locating [[Jerkov's]] in Hatton Gardens and the new block of the [[Suffolk]] [[LCPD in GTA IV Era|LCPD]] station.
 
* The Getalife Building faces south in the game, but the real life MetLife Building faces north.
 
* The Getalife Building faces south in the game, but the real life MetLife Building faces north.
* [[Jase]] flys over here on his [[Heli-tour]] with the player.
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* [[Jase]] flies over here on his [[Heli-tour]] with the player.
* Interestingly, there doesn't seem to be a traditional street entrance to the building, as the base is connected to Grand Easton Terminal to the south and a building that resembles the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmsley_Building Helmsley Building] to the north. 
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* Interestingly, there doesn't seem to be a traditional street entrance to the building, as the base is connected to Grand Easton Terminal to the south and a building that resembles the [[wp:Helmsley Building|Helmsley Building]] to the north. 
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== See Also==
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*[[Tallest Buildings in HD Universe]]
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Latest revision as of 18:33, May 4, 2014

GetaLifeBuilding-GTA4-exterior

The GetaLife Building in GTA IV, as viewed to the northeast.

"It's a landmark but that's about it. Big fucking deal. Another big building. Why don't you go add it to your album of terrorist targets."
Peepthatshit.com

The GetaLife Building is a skyscraper in the GTA IV rendition of Liberty City, located in Easton, on the borough of Algonquin, between Jade Street and Iron Street, on Columbus Ave. right in front of the Grand Easton Terminal. The building was constructed in 1962, and stands at a height of 808 feet. The GetaLife Building is the 6th tallest building in Liberty City.

The building is a parody of its real-life counterpart, the MetLife Building, located on roughly the same location in New York City. The name, being based on the MetLife signage on the MetLife Building, is a joke on the phrase "Get a Life". This might be taken as a message from the Rockstar developers to those who play video games too much. In addition, it is believed that the name "Getalife" was given to the building for the fact that "Geta" is pronounced as "Ge-T-A" (G.T.A, Grand Theft Auto). Since the real-life MetLife, Inc. is a life insurance company, it is assumed that GetaLife also works with insurance.

Trivia Edit

  • The GetaLife Building is one of the first buildings shown in the first GTA IV trailer.
  • The facade of the building's lower base is reused for a skyscraper locating Jerkov's in Hatton Gardens and the new block of the Suffolk LCPD station.
  • The Getalife Building faces south in the game, but the real life MetLife Building faces north.
  • Jase flies over here on his Heli-tour with the player.
  • Interestingly, there doesn't seem to be a traditional street entrance to the building, as the base is connected to Grand Easton Terminal to the south and a building that resembles the Helmsley Building to the north. 

See AlsoEdit

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