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CAIRO - 27August 2017: On August 27, 1892, the original Metropolitan Opera House was destroyed by a fire.
The Metropolitan Opera House was opened in late October of 1883, located in 1411 Broadway, bordered by the busy streets of New York; West 39th Street and West 40th Street.
The original architecture was designed by J. Cleaveland Cady, the opening of this great architectural work of art was by a performance of Faust, a French grand opera.
On the morning of August 27, 1892, one of the workers dropped a cigarette in the paint room and slowly the flames crawled on the ground and up the walls eating everything in its way.
The performances were put on hold until they later resumed at the undamaged portion of the theater. A few years later, architects John Merven Carrère, and Thomas Hastings of Carrère and Hastings, refurbished the inside of the Opera House.
In 1966, the Opera House had to say goodbye to its old home and threw a farewell gala with all of its most prominent stars. Within a year, the architectural piece of art was replaced with an office building. The new Metropolitan Opera House is located in Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.