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Most Famous Buildings of New York

Most Famous Buildings of New York One World Trade Center Expected to open in 2014, One World Trade Center (formally the Freedom Tower) in New York City, is the tallest building in the USA, just surpassing the Wills Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago. Construction took over and lasted 26 000 over years MMMMM Chrysler Building This Art Deco masterpiece is still one of the most inspiring in New York City's skyline. The building features many elements as subtle nods to Chrysler's automobile empire, including hubcaps, fenders, and radiator caps. The famous eagle gargoyles are even reminiscent of an actual Chrysler hood ornament. The entire building required about 400,000 rivets and nearly four million bricks, all laid by hand. 400 000 FTI. rivets ONE WAY 4 000 000 bricks Empire State Building Every year on Valentine's Day, couples marry on the 80th floor and become members of the Empire State Building Wedding Club. They receive free admission to the observatory each year on February 14 (their anniversary) thereafter. Has its own zip code to accommodate its 1000 A businesses and 21 000 A race up the stairs to the 86th floor is held annually, the athletes must climb a total of employees. The only larger office complex in the USA is the Pentagon. 1,576 steps. Grand Central Terminal Grand Central Terminal, often inaccurately called Grand Central Station, is located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Grand Central houses a hidden cocktail bar - The Campbell Apartment. It is the largest train station in the America by N° of platforms 為 41 tracks on the upper level 為 26 tracks on the lower level St. Patrick's Cathedral St. Patrick's Cathedral took 21 years to build and was finally opened to the people in the spring of 1879. It's the largest gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral in the US, and features over 2,800 stained glass panels. 12800 Flatiron Building The building's triangular plan was a clever response to the awkward site produced by the intersection of Broadway and 5th Avenue. The name "Flatiron" was derived from the building's resemblance to a cast-iron clothing iron. The building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989. The Woolworth Building The Woolworth Building, at fifty-seven stories, is one of the oldest - and one of the most famous – skyscrapers in New York City. Nick Carr (movie location scout and budding film maker) of comments that the inside of the Woolworth building is as close as you can come to visiting a royal palace in New York. Sadly, tourists are not longer allowed inside what is one of Manhattan's most-admired landmarks. New York Stock Exchange The original marble facades designed by sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward had to be removed 1817 in 1936 due to flaws in the marble, weight of the 0000 Õ000 statues, and damage from pollution. They were replaced in the same year with lead-coated replicas. The NYSE can trace its roots to 1792, however it did not become known as the New York Stock Exchange until 1817 when the organization drafted a constitution. The New York Stock Exchange was recognized as one of New York's most imposing and beautiful buildings being listed as a historic landmark in 1978. New York Public Library The New York Public Library is one of the leading public libraries of the world and is one of America's most significant research libraries. It's featured heavily in a number of major feature films including The Day after Tomorrow, Spiderman and Ghostbusters. Don't live anywhere near NYC? No worries - just make your way to Universal Studios Singapore or Universal Studios Florida. There are replicas of the famous building in the New York sections of their theme parks. Sources: html Produced by: cc ESTA BY ND Ш and cost st just shy of $4 bn.

Most Famous Buildings of New York

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This infographic explores some of NYC's most famous buildings, as well as lifting the lid on some of the building's unbelievable facts. Whether you're a New Yorker, or you're hoping to visit, we hope...


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