Architectural Buildings in New York City

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Architectural Buildings in New York City

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  • Emily J
    World1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I know there are multiple places to get a city view, but the Empire State Building is a classic. We did the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island the day before and that was not the best experience so we were nervous this would be similar. Our experience here was the exact opposite. Spending time learning and seeing how the building was built was really neat. My son and I especially liked the cameras showing what life was like in the 1920s. We also liked the videos clips of employees that were playing, we saw two of the ladies featured working that day. The employees were nice and the view was incredible. A classic NYC experience.
    Written April 6, 2024
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  • Kawana C
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    After visiting Summit next door, we stopped at this iconic terminal. I was in awe of the architecture and design, but the cleanliness of such a busy place caught my immediate attention. Staff were kind enough to answer questions. There were plenty of food options downstairs. Next time, we hope to hop a train just for the experience.
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • Topper03
    Kentucky115 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sadly, no fault of the attraction itself. We had $285 in tickets with zero visibility minus the clouds moving randomly. I would suggest waiting until the night before or the day of to purchase your tickets for this attraction because if it rains or has fog issues, you’re not gonna be able to see anything and I know the view would’ve been stunning otherwise. Now graciously, they offered us to move our ticket to the next day but unfortunately, we only had one day in New York and couldn’t do that. At 10:30 AM a lady spoke on one of the observation decks and gave a lot of information about New York and the different things you could see and things you could do. She did a really good job and was very informative. So I highly recommend hanging around and listening to her talk. I’m sure they probably do this several times throughout the day but we happen to be there for 10:30 speaking.
    Written April 6, 2024
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN3,583 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rockefeller Center is a complex that includes 19 buildings and covers several blocks in Midtown Manhattan with "30 Rock" being the central focus. Built in the 1930s by the Rockefeller family, it is an Art Deco masterpiece. Inside is the NBC studios where the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Jimmy Fallon, and Saturday Night Live are filmed. Top of the Rock is the observation deck on top of 30 Rock. The views are amazing and while the historic skyscraper is not as famous or as attractive as the Empire State Building, I would argue that the views are better including the incredible unobstructed view of the Empire State Building when looking south. This is also where you fill find iconic Rockefeller Plaza with the outdoor skating rink and Christmas tree during the winter months.
    Written April 2, 2024
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN3,583 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible architecture inside this multi-purpose building at the World Trade Center complex and includes a high-end mall but also serves as a transportation hub including the NYC subway and PATH trains to New Jersey. This is a photo worthy stop if coming to Lower Manhattan to visit the 9/11 Memorial or the One World Observation Deck. Quite amazingly, the structure's orientation serves as a lasting reminder of the attacks of September 11, 2001. It is in alignment with the sun’s solar angles on each September 11, from 8:46 am, when the first plane struck, until 10:28 am, when the second tower collapsed. Its central skylight fits this alignment and washes the Oculus floor with a beam of light.
    Written March 30, 2024
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  • DAROHATH
    Cairns, Australia655 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s an iconic building and one that I wanted to see in the city. It’s still worth it, just be aware it’s currently covered in scaffold. The small park at the narrow end has a nice aspect and is a great spot for people watching. Dog watching too, as it has a couple of fenced off leash dog areas.
    Written April 8, 2024
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  • RazzyBthefirst
    Macclesfield, UK1,471 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic building and previously admired from above and below. My other half is an art and design buff so we entered the lobby. They are quite firm about where you can stand but if you're polite there is no issue. We took a lot of photos.

    Well worth visiting.
    Written March 17, 2024
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  • Aki T
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice neighborhood and nice to walk on vessel to see the city. Shopping mall nearby and outdoor vendors. We took cool pictures on it
    Written March 21, 2024
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  • Ramesh A
    Kitty Hawk, NC18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a landmark center in the financial district. They have done a great job in creating an area to give tribute to 9/11, then there is a one world observatory, huge mall with lot of shops, subway access, good centers etc. There are a lot of photo areas created to attract tourists. Beautiful place and must visit area.
    Written April 17, 2024
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  • Stephanie D
    Atlanta, GA1,335 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    WOW -- such a beautiful church and amazing that there is no cost to tour. The stained glass windows are gorgeous and we were fortunate enough to get to hear one of the clergy practicing on the organ and that wqs FAB!! The church and adjoining rooms, have some beautiful paintings, sculptures, etc. - not to mention the outside graveyard lets you see Alexander, Eliza, and Phillip Hamilton’s resting place. I definitely recommend stopping in Trinity Church the next time you are near Wall Street and the 9/11 memorial.
    Written April 17, 2024
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  • karenlig
    Yasuni National Park, Ecuador16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My friend heard about this, and it was never on my radar as someone who grew up in the area. The tour was amazing! Tommy was the best guide… Ever! Learned so much. My uncle was an altar boy here in the 40s and never knew about this history.great tour to kick off other sites and little Italy
    Written January 23, 2024
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN3,583 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Transportation Hub in Lower Manhattan serving both the NYC subway and PATH trains to New Jersey with some of the most impressive architecture found. Known as The Oculus. Great spot to get some amazing photos.
    Written March 30, 2024
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Decades after completion, Woolworth Building is still an encompassing presence in Manhattan. The iconic skyscraper has long been one of the most recognizable buildings in New York. Unfortunately it is not open to public.
    Written September 14, 2023
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  • Farwriter
    London, UK125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fascinating hidden gem which happened to be about 5 minutes from where I was staying. When I mentioned it to New Yorker friends some of them had never heard of it. It is apparently the oldest standing structure in New York City, originally built in 1719 (although later remodelled when it became a museum in 1907). It is still a tavern on the ground floor but upstairs there are 2 floors of displays, a lot of which relate to George Washington. He held a famous dinner there when saying farewell to his troops after the end of the war in 1783 so there is a recreation of the dining room, and also recreations of the Department for Foreign Affairs because the US government was partly based in this building when it moved to the city in 1785. Other displays relate to the history of the building itself, portrayals of Washington in popular culture, and regimental flags. Much bigger than I expected - I was in there over 2 hours so the $10 entry fee was very reasonable. It has been twice saved from demolition - thank goodness! - and is now an official landmark.
    Written February 27, 2024
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  • Mimi H
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic views, day & evening! DJs were an unexpected delight. Places to sit and warm up our cool off if needed. Photo-ops galore! Friendly staff
    Written April 13, 2024
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