Dear New Yorkers,
Whether you’re appreciating one of the city’s best views or visiting some of the great attractions chances are you’ve been awe-struck by these buildings which stand out from the usual towers that crowd the stunning skyline. Unlike most New Yorkers, these icons don’t mind if you stare, so go ahead and look up all you want.
30 Rockefeller Center
As the home of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) since construction completed in 1933, no other skyscraper has been more associated with show business. Whether you are passing through its storied halls on the way to see Saturday Night Live, looking at sites like Empire State Building and Central park from the open-air observation deck.
Empire State Building
Try imagining New York City’s skyline without the towering spire of the Empire State Building. Impossible, right? Taking a mere 11 months to construct, the 1,454-foot-tall emblem became the city’s highest building upon completion in 1931. (When One World Trade Center is finished, it will tower over the ESB by a good 300 feet.)
It is only fitting that the home to shome of the country’s biggest magazines (Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, etc.) has its own story to tell. The six-story base of the 46-story Hearst Corporation headquarters was built in 1928, but because of the Great Depression, the skyscraper was not completed.
New York Times Building
Print may be dying but the esteemed newspaper’s headquarters is alive with a bright future. Designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop and completed in 2007, this modern giant – the fifth talles in the city – is trumpeted for its environmentally conscious features.
One World Trade Center
The newly completed observatory on top of One World Trade, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, offers three floors of panoramic views from more than 1,250 feet. On a clear day, you can see for 50 miles (as far as Princeton, New Jersey).
Souce: Time Out NY
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