The Top Iconic Landmarks in New York City


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New York City (NYC), described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world is one of the world’s most populous megacities. Being the most ethnically diverse and religiously varied in the country, the city carries the most consciousness of the American dream with various images and symbols having different meanings. Voted the greatest city in the world in 2019 due to its cultural diversity, the city has some of the most famous landmarks in the world with the city nicknamed “The City that never sleeps” thanks to its continuous round-the-clock service.

Top 5 New York City Landmarks:

1. Empire State Building

Named after the popular nickname for New York, the Empire State, the skyscraper is 443m (1,454 feet) and was once the world’s tallest building. Completed in 1931, the 102-floor building has a roof height that stands at 380m (1,250 feet) and is the seventh tallest building in New York City, the ninth tallest skyscraper in the United States, and the 49th tallest building in the world.

Located on 350 Fifth Avenue Manhattan, the building is an American cultural icon with the building named as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers as well as being added to the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

Sitting majestically in the New York skyline, the building’s computer-controlled system lights up over 16 million available colors with the iconic building an emblem of the grandeur of the city.

2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Built-in 1874, the metropolitan museum of art was the fourth most visited art museum in the world in 2019 with 6,479,548 visitors paying a visit to its three locations, and is the largest art museum in the United States. With a permanent collection size of over 2 million works of art, architecture, paintings from classical antiquity Africa, Asia, and Oceania, encyclopedic musical instruments, antique weapons and armor from all over the world, notable interiors from 1st-century Rome, the museum was founded to bring art and art education to the American people.

Situated on 1000 Fifth Avenue, the museum’s main building was designated a city landmark in 1967 by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission with its interior being recognized separately later in 1977. The museum which is also located at The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, and along Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side has become a source of inspiration to the whole world with its doors open to the world for learning.

3. The Statue of Liberty

La Liberte eclairant le monde, a gift from the French people to the people of the United States was dedicated in 1886 on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The statue, an icon of freedom is a figure of Libertas, a robed Roman liberty goddess holding a torch above her head with her right hand and a tablet having the date of declaration of independence, MDCCLXXVI; July 4, 1776, inscribed, in her left hand.

Standing at 305 feet, the statue which was declared a national monument in 1924 and added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1984 is a neoclassical sculpture built in France, shipped overseas in crates, and assembled on the completed pedestal and is seen as a symbol of welcome to immigrants coming into the country by sea.

4. The Freedom Tower

The skyscraper built in honor of the original World Trade Center that was destroyed in 2011 is the tallest building in the United States and the sixth-tallest building in the world. Built on the northwest corner of the site of the original world trade center, the building stands at 541m (1,776 feet) with its height a deliberate reference to the year when the United States Declaration of Independence was signed.

Legally known as One World Trade Center, the 94-story building which was built upon a 56m (185 feet) windowless base has 104 floors and occupies an area of 40,000 sq ft with security measures put in place placing the building among the world’s top 10 most expensive buildings.

5. The Guggenheim Museum

Located at 1071 Fifth Avenue Manhattan, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum was built in 1959. The landmark building has a continuously expanding collection that includes contemporary art, early Modern, Impressionist, and Post-Impressionist art with nearly 1.2 million people visiting the museum in 2013.

Conceived as a “temple of the spirit”, the monumental building was added to the National Register of Historic places in 2005 and designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2008.

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