Attractions

Top Choice Notable Building in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

One World Trade Center

Home to One World Observatory – New York's highest observation deck – the 104-floor One World Trade Center is architect David M Childs' redesign of Daniel Libeskind's original 2002 concept. Not only the loftiest bui…
Notable Building in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Woolworth Building

The world's tallest building upon completion in 1913, Cass Gilbert’s 60-story, 792ft-tall Woolworth Building is a neo-Gothic marvel, elegantly clad in masonry and terracotta. Surpassed in height by the Chrysler Buil…
Notable Building in Queens

Louis Armstrong House

At the peak of his career and with worldwide fame at hand, legendary trumpeter Armstrong settled in this modest Queens home, and lived there until his death in 1971. The place has been immaculately preserved in groo…
Notable Building in Midtown

Bank of America Tower

Designed by Cook & Fox Architects, the 58-floor Bank of America Tower is famed for its striking crystal shape, piercing 255ft spire, and enviable green credentials. The stats are impressive: a clean-burning, on-…
Notable Building in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The best reason to visit the Federal Reserve Bank is the chance to (briefly) ogle at its high-security vault – more than 10,000 tons of gold reserves reside here, 80ft below ground. You’ll only see a small part of t…
Notable Building in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

New York Stock Exchange

Home to the world’s best-known stock exchange (the NYSE), Wall Street is an iconic symbol of US capitalism. Behind the portentous Romanesque facade about one billion shares change hands daily, a sight no longer acce…
Notable Building in Brooklyn

Old Stone House

This stone house, reconstructed by Robert Moses, is a replica of a 1699 Dutch farmhouse. There’s a permanent exhibit devoted to the Battle of Long Island (what Brooklyn was known as c 1776), which includes period cl…
Notable Building in Upper West Side & Central Park

Dakota Building

A turreted, gabled building described in 1884 as so far uptown it was in 'the Dakotas,' this sand-colored gem quickly became the epitome of cool, housing Boris Karloff, Rudolph Nureyev, Lauren Bacall and, most famou…
Architecture in East Village & Lower East Side

41 Cooper Square

This state-of-the-art academic building, which opened in 2009, was designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Thom Mayne. One of the more eye-catching creations to appear in recent years, 41 Cooper Square has a sc…
Notable Building in Midtown

Citigroup Center

With its striking triangular roof and candy-like striped facade, Hugh Stubbins' 59-story Citigroup Center signaled a shift from the flat-roof sobriety of the international style. Even more dramatic is the building's…