Phase II of the 282,000 sq. ft. MetLife Plaza in Queens, N.Y., is under way. New York-based owner Brause Realty Inc. broke ground on the 12-story project, which will house Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. as the single tenant. The building will serve as an addition to Phase I, which renovated an existing 6-story, 404,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility to accommodate MetLife in one site.