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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. Besides being the lofties…
Architecture in Brooklyn: Prospect Heights, Crown Heights & Flatbush

Ditmas Park

A few subway stops south of Prospect Park, this neighborhood (contained within the larger Flatbush area) is right on the subway line but feels like a completely different world – certainly not the big bad city. You'…
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. (It was surpassed in height by the Chrys…
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 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…
Notable Building in Midtown

Hearst Tower

This 46-floor tower is one of NYC's most creative works of contemporary architecture, not to mention one of its greenest; around 90% of its structural steel is from recycled sources. Designed by Foster & Partner…
Notable Building in Midtown

432 Park Avenue

It's a case of 'thin is in' with the arrival of this 1396ft-tall, $1.3 billion residential tower by Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly. Its clean, white, cubic facade inspired by a 1905 trash can by Austrian designer…
House in Queens

Greater Ridgewood Historic Society

On a mostly deserted block on the border of Bushwick, Brooklyn and Ridgewood, Queens sits the oldest Dutch colonial stone house in New York City. The grounds and exterior are immaculately kept and the inside of the …