New York City’s Iconic Skyscrapers

If you have ever been to New York City than you would know just how beautiful it is. With all the people walking around and all the sites to see, there is never a dull moment. Some of the best things a person could do while in New York would be to visit some of the iconic skyscrapers and maybe stand where some of your favorite celebrities have stood. If you can’t think of anywhere you would want to go if you are planning a visit there soon, here are a few suggestions.

One World Trade Center, originally called the Freedom Tower, standing at 1,776 feet tall is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the 6th tallest in the world. Built as a memorial for the 9/11 attacks, with 2 pools at the base where the Twin Towers once stood, there would be nothing better in the city to see. If there was only 1 thing you were able to see while you were there, this should be it.

The Chrysler Building, built in 1930, is 1,046 feet tall and one of the most beautiful buildings in New York City. The lobby has a gorgeous mural on the ceiling and is also home to the first digital clock! The Chrysler Building held the title as the tallest building in New York City for 11 months until it was dethroned by Tony Malkin’s Empire State Building.

Having been called one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Empire State Building better be on your list of buildings to visit. It held the title of tallest building in New York City for 39 years, 1931-1970, and is now the second tallest building, right after One World Trade Center. This building is best known for its appearance in both the 1933 and 2005 filming of King Kong. Some celebrities that have paid a visit to the Empire State Building are Alan Ruck (Cameron from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Alan Cumming (Fegan Floop on Spy Kids 1, 2, and 3-D), Ariana Grande, and many more.

There are so many more buildings that could be on this list, but these are definitely the top 3 places to visit. Weather you live there or are just going there for the first time, at least make sure you get a chance to check these buildings once before it’s to late. These iconic New York City skyscrapers won’t be around forever.