At the end of Far From Home, Peter is shown swinging through New York and, wearing the gliding suit he got from Tony Stark, glides towards a building that seems to have a completely open centre such that he's able to glide straight through it:

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Is this a real building in New York or completely CGI? If it is real, what building is it?

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No comment on what the building is "in-universe" — I assume the other answerer is right about that — but "out-of-universe," yes, that hole is computer-generated. In real life, the building in that position above Grand Central Station is the MetLife Building, which is about that size and roughly that coloration but definitely doesn't have a big hole in the middle.

Here's a still from the movie (sorry for the YouTube quality), versus Google Streetview's view of the actual MetLife Building:

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    Great catch, I've replaced the YouTube still with one from the movie.
    – Prometheus
    Commented Jun 11, 2020 at 17:40
  • Not sure why, but the jpg works for me where I am, while the png does not
    – CGCampbell
    Commented Jun 11, 2020 at 22:37

Probably CGI

This is, in fact, a re-designed Avengers Tower that Tony Stark sold in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Since the old Avengers Tower was CGI, it's likely that this new building is also CGI.

At the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spider-Man swings past (and through) the redesigned building, giving audiences a glimpse at what it has now become. The most notable change that is visible is a gaping hole in the center. This is by design and not a result of another giant fight in New York. The gap is used as a lounge and garden area for the building, which has a modern, hi-tech feel to it. Beyond this, it isn't clear what the functionality of the hole is, other than giving Spider-Man the ability to swing through the building instead of around it.

The new look makes the towering structure stand out even more than it did before, but Spider-Man: Far From Home stops short of showing us who is in the building or what name/company is branded on it.


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