The Big Apple is filled with lights, people, adventure, and dreams from around the world. This city never sleeps, which means there is so much to see and do while visiting. From Broadway shows, to high-end shopping, to food sampling, and more, you’ll never run out of activities. While you are strolling around the city, you should take a look at the architecture around you. The city is filled with beautiful buildings and we’ve compiled a list of those you shouldn’t miss out on. Design lovers will especially love the variety while history buffs will appreciate the stories behind the buildings.
The Empire State Building
This 102-story Art Deco skyscraper stood as the tallest building in the world for over 40 years, and is still the tallest building in the city itself. Named by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the Seven Wonder of the Modern World, this iconic New York landmark cannot be missed.
Liberty Enlightening the World
Also known as the Statue of Liberty, this large statue was presented to the United States by France in the late 19th century. You’ll have to take a boat to visit the statue but it’s well worth the time and cost. This stunning example of architecture welcomes all visitors, immigrants and returning Americans to the city. History lovers should look into thestory behind the statue before visiting to get the full experience.
The Chrysler Building
Another Art Deco New York skyscraper is the world’s tallest brick building. That alone is enough to call for a visit to this architectural wonder. The building is also in a very central part of town if you want to get some shopping or other sightseeing done. This is a good area to begin your search for a hotel in New York City as well.
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
This is the largest decorated Neo-Gothic style Catholic cathedral in all of North America and cannot be missed during your tour of New York City. It’s a functioning church, being the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of the city, which means you have to be smart about scheduling your visit here if you want a look inside.
With so many interesting buildings around the city, it would be smart to book an architecture tour to make sure you get all the important sites in before you leave.
The Brooklyn Bridge
This almost 6,000-foot bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the country. When it was completed, it was the world’s largest suspension bridge as well as the first steel wire suspension bridge. Connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn, this is an iconic part of te New York skyline and a National Historic Landmark.
The New York Public Library
This library is one of the leading public libraries in the world, as well as being one of America’s most significant research libraries. Built in 1911, the magnificent structure is a sight to behold. Named a National Historic Landmark, it is one sight you shouldn’t miss during your visit to the city.