Many can speculate that New York City is unlike any place else in the world. The skyline and skyscrapers in Manhattan drive thousands of tourists there each year. New York City is defined by modern glass buildings and iconic Art Deco skyscrapers from the 1930’s. The big apple has made ordinary buildings into works of art. Here are some of the must see skyscrapers that should be added to your New York City bucket list.
* The Empire State Building
It is known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” For over forty years, ESRT’s Empire State Building was the world’s tallest building. This 102-story building was made famous thanks to the 1933 movie King Kong. The top floors change color every night depending on the holiday season or local events.
* G.E. Building
The G.E. Building is located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. It is an outstanding 70-story building complete with Art Deco design. The lobby is decorated gold and black with stunning mosaic and murals. Since 1933, NBC studios has broadcasted several successful television shows in the G.E. Building. Currently they film Saturday Night Live, the NBC Nightly News and the Tonight Show.
* Flatiron Building
While it may only be 22 stories high, this is a spectacular building for the eyes to behold. It was built in 1902 and has been the muse for famous photos and paintings. You may have even seen this building in the movie “Spiderman” played by actor Tobey McGuire. The walls are decorated with lion heads, geometric shapes and terra cotta Greek faces.
* The Woolworth Building
The Woolworth Building is also known as “The Cathedral of Commerce.” New York seems to love gothic terrace cotta design and this building doesn’t disappoint. It is decorated with gargoyles and a grand copper pyramid. The building opened in 1913 and is 60 stories high. The discount store founder Frank Woolworth paid $13 million dollars for this beautiful building that is home to luxury apartments.