10 Famous Buildings in New York

Priya Johnson May 18, 2019
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New York’s skyline is one of the most iconic skylines in the world. It is made up of many buildings that have held the title of the tallest building in the world for a selected period of time.

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Empire State Building

Officially opened in 1930, this 381m tall, iconic skyscraper took 410 days to be fully constructed . From 1931 to 1972, the Empire State Building held the record of the tallest building in the world.

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Chrysler Building

This architectural marvel stands 319m tall and happens to be the tallest ‘brick’ building in the world. It was the tallest building in the world for 11 months until the Empire building’s height surpassed it.

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One World Trade Center

This architectural beauty is 541m tall, excluding the height of the spire and has been designed to be the safest commercial building in the world. It’s a building that pays tribute to the lives lost in the 9/11 terror attack and also to the twin towers.

Trump Tower

Headquarters of the Trump Organization, this 202m tall skyscraper has 58 floors. President Donald Trump has his personal penthouse in the building and continues to have brief stays even during his presidency.

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Flatiron Building

Although never the tallest one (93m), this uniquely designed building was the first triangular-shaped skyscraper ever constructed.

Seagram Building

157m in height and 39 stories tall, it isn’t one of New York’s tallest buildings but definitely sets its mark with its modern, corporate architecture. The Seagram building is popularly admired in the architectural world as a masterpiece of Modern Architecture.

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Woolworth Building

Another 100 year old building, this iconic structure first opened in 1913. In terms of style – it’s a Neo-Gothic design and the unique crown is visible in New York’s skyline.

40 Wall Street

Another Neo-gothic designed building, this Trump building can easily be identified by its distinguishable green pyramidal top. First opened in 1930, it was originally the headquarters of the Bank of Manhattan.

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Rockefeller Center

The Rockefeller Center has been declared as a New York City Landmark, and also a National Historic Landmark. Spread over 22 acres, this center is a complex comprising of 19 tall commercial buildings.

Park Row Building

This New York skyscraper happened to be the tallest building in the world for 9 years (1899-1908). Even today, this legendary building is considered to be one of the most distinct buildings in the New York skyline.
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