Skyscrapers known to New York City differ from any other in the world, and each has its defined qualities and attributes. Read on to learn a bit about a few of these lush landmarks.
- Located at 175 Fifth Ave between 22nd and 23rd streets, the Flatiron Building is a 22-story steel triangular structure initially known as the Fuller Building. The wedge-shaped building is unique and a landmark unlike any other. The building has appeared in some sitcoms, films, and its referenced across pop culture.
- The Harlem Courthouse was built in 1891, and functional until the early 1960s. Until the 1940s, forty jail cells were operational.
- The art deco skyscraper, 30 Rockefeller Plaza was formerly known as the RCA Building, and the GE Building, and later the Comcast Building. Also referred to as ’30 Rock,’ the building famously house the NBC television network headquarters. The building is well known due to affiliation with numerous television series, and other forms of entertainment. It’s observation deck, restaurants, and studios are also the primary reason that hundreds if not thousands visit the landmark on a daily basis.
- The Woolworth Building was constructed at 233 Broadway between 1910 and 1912. More than one hundred years later, the elegant structure is a resounding hallmark of luxury real estate. In the 90’s, the top 30 floors of the building were converted, with the luxury condos priced at $110 million.
- The sizable Victorian-style brick townhouses known as Warren Place Mews was built for laborers during the 1870s. However, it’s three-tier fountain, and its secluded garden has made it more attractive to a wealthier clientele, who purchased it for $1.3 million the last time it was placed on the market.
- Grand Central Terminal is the most significant railroad terminal in the world, and it’s one of the beautiful. Built in the early 1900s, the terminal has incredible fixtures, which include beautifully marked ceilings, a tremendous clock, and incredible sculptures. The interior, with its strikingly high ceiling, could fool visitors, making them believe they’re still outside.
- The brilliant Gothic tower built for the American Radiator Company in 1924 lives at 40 W 40th St. With the gold brick symbolizing fire and black brick symbolizing coal, the stunning was the subject of the Georgia O’Keeffe’s 1927 painting, Radiator Building-Night, New York. It has since been converted to the Bryant Park Hotel.
The city doesn’t lack stunning landmarks, in fact, there are other iconic and charming buildings, you may way to visit whether you’re a visitor or a local. Check out The Low Memorial Library (at Columbia University), The Hearst Tower, BAM, The Pierre, The Paramount Hotel, or the Grand Hotel.
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