Get to know about New York giants. Find out standing by which skyscrapers you will feel particularly small.
New York Buildings
New York Buildings

new-yorkNew York buildings to feel small:
Flatiron Building
The address: 23rd Street, Broadway; 5th Avenue, New York. It was erected in 1902. The architect was Daniel Burnham. Flatiron Building is a famous piece of New York architecture that appears on numerous postcards and in many films, so-named due to its sharp pointed plan.
An 87m high building is the original New York skyscraper.

Woolworth Building
The address: 233 Broadway, New York. Erected in 1910-13; projected by Cass Gilbert, architect. Woolworth Building is 241m high; it is one of the first New York skyscrapers. It was designed in a formal, symmetrical Gothic Revival style and originally nicknamed the Cathedral of Commerce. The building was the tallest in the world from 1913 - 1930. In 1977-81 it was refurbished.

Chrysler Building
The address: 405 Lexington Avenue. Erected in 1930; projected by William Van Alen. Chrysler Building
is 318m high, an Art Deco skyscraper that is a world-famous symbol for New York. Globally on completion it is the tallest building, taking over from the Eiffel Tower. And it evidently was also the tallest building in New York until the Empire State Building was completed the following year. In 1995 it was refurbished.

Empire State Building
The address: 350 Fifth Avenue, New York. Erected in 1931; projected by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon. Empire State Building is a 381m high skyscraper, Art Deco architecture - especially the tower interior, famous New York landmark.

Rockefeller Center
The address: 5th - 7th Avenue; 47th - 51st Street, Midtown, New York. Erected in 1932-40; projected by Raymond Hood. It is the home of the beautiful ice rink, the Radio City Music Hall and supreme luxury of the Rainbow Rooms. You can dance away at the top of one of the highest skyscrapers in the city.

Lever Building (Lever House)
The address: 390 Park Avenue, New York. Erected in 1950-52; projected by Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM). It is a gorgeous piece of New York architecture facing Mies van der Rohe's Seagram Building and trying to give it a run for its money. This SOM Architects building was a classic in its day, podium and tower.



New York Buildings >>