The Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, Flatiron Building, Top of the Rock… the list of iconic buildings in New York is very long! There Big Apple and the second city, after Hong Kong, for the largest number of skyscrapers!
Some of these buildings can be visited and from their terraces they offer breathtaking views of Manhattan. Other New York skyscrapers are architectural jewels and, although they cannot be visited from inside, they deserve to be seen from the streets of New York. Today these constructions are the pride of the inhabitants and create admiration among tourists.
But what are the most famous buildings or skyscrapers in New York? Here's one top 10 of those that you absolutely must visit or see!
The tallest buildings in New York
One World Trade Center
The first place goes to One World Trade Center which is located 541 meters above the ground. Located within walking distance of the 11/XNUMX Memorial in Lower Manhattan, the World Trade Center complex is reborn from its ashes with this magnificent tower, which has become the tallest tower in New York. But in addition to being the tallest building in Manhattan, the One World Trade Center is also the tallest tower in the United States and the third tallest tower in the world!
When you discover the Big Apple, you can't miss this construction: its facade is made of reflective glass and at the top, a huge arrow points to the sky. What makes this skyscraper so interesting is the One World Observatory, an observation deck on the 102nd floor that offers a 360 ° view on New York! From here, the view is simply fantastic and you can see the impressive buildings of Midtown, but also there Statue of Liberty or the financial district at the foot of the skyscraper.
Visit the One World Trade Center skyscraper in New York
Indirizzo: 285 Fulton Street – Manhattan, New York
Hours: open every day from 9:00 to 22:00
Price: around 33 euros (Book online and skip the line)
432 Park Avenue
Second place goes to 432 Park Avenue, located in Midtown.
Unlike the previous one, it is a residential building and its 426 meters high give it the title of the tallest residential building in the world. It has 85 floors and is one of the buildings most prestigious. Inside they were built 147 apartments ! Their purchase price? Between 16,95 and 95 million dollars! Prices in accordance with its various luxury facilities: cinema, private restaurant, wellness center, indoor swimming pool ...
The furniture is designer and another advantage of this building is the magnificent view it offers over the city!
432 Park Avenue is not as famous as the others because this New York skyscraper, in addition to being very recent (2015), it cannot be visited.
Empire State Building
Third place goes to the Empire State Building which opened its doors to the public in May 1931. The interior of the building housed, and still houses, mainly offices. Until 1973, it was the tallest skyscraper in New York: its height reaches i 381 meters and count 102 plans in total. It is now surpassed in height by the other two much more recent buildings: the One World Trade Center and New York's brand new skyscraper, 432 Park Avenue.