The Most Iconic Buildings in NYC That You Should Definitely Visit

New York, the place where dreams are made of and where you can find some of the greatest Wonders of the World!

We selected some of the Most Iconic Buildings in NYC to make sure you’ll visit it at least once in your life. Oh, and one of them even has a little surprise. Curious? Let get on to what matters then!

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One World Trade Center

Although it may remind us of one of the saddest days ever and the day the whole world stopped, it is a great opportunity to remember and honor the ones who lost their lives there.

13 years after the terrorist attacks that destroyed the Twin Towers, in 2014. the building was finally concluded, after a rocky road, but the final winner is so amazing, that we find it to be one of the main attractions when visiting NYC.


It was too expensive but this spiky shell, which crowns the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, has quickly become a place where New Yorkers and tourists usually go to hang out or relax a little bit between schedules.

This one is actually a train station, the most expensive one in the whole world, and of course, it had to be in New York, right?

56 Leonard Street

Despite being called “doubtful” in the fifth edition of the AIA Guide to New York City, published before the building’s completion, the called Jenga Tower has indeed become a powerful icon of New York’s skyline.

This towering stack of boxes, completed in February 2013 is a 60-story condo designed by Herzog & de Meuron has now a lot of buyers willing to pay a really big amount for its condos.

Flatiron Building

The Flatiron Building was once one of the tallest buildings in New York City. Although it’s lost that distinction, its triangular shape that resembles a clothes iron helps it stay one of the city’s most recognizable buildings.

Designated a New York City landmark in 1966, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989.

Empire State Building

There may be taller buildings or more innovative ones, but this Art Deco beauty is perhaps New York City’s most beloved building.

It’s a crime going to New York and not contemplate this iconic building. It was the tallest skyscraper in the world upon completion in 1931 (surpassing the Chrysler Building, which was finished the previous year), and remained so until the original World Trade Center appeared. Its mark on the skyline is indelible, but it’s also a pop-culture icon, having appeared in movies and TV shows and varied as the original King Kong, Sleepless in Seattle, and Doctor Who.

Chrysler Building

Although the Empire State Building is the best-known of New York City’s skyscrapers, this one is perhaps the city’s loveliest.

It was very briefly the tallest building in the world, as we told you before, but the stunning Art Deco architecture makes it unique and totally different than all the others. Known for its elegant, terraced crown, with a sunburst pattern, its grand eagles, and the radiator caps (an homage to the company whose name graces the building).

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One 57

The surprise we told you at the beginning of the article, is regarding this building, so make sure you put it on your to-visit list right now!

“Gracing the center of the famed New York City skyline, One57 soars over 1,000 feet above Central Park and Midtown Manhattan. This exclusive collection of tower condominium residences is enhanced by unprecedented views and personalized service by The Park Hyatt New York. “

One 57
This is going to be the home to the new Covet Showflat, an entire apartment totally furnished with pieces from the 12 Covet House brands.

A luxury building that totally fits with the pieces created by these brands and that promises to make you fall in love at first sight!

The Vessel

The Vessel is a structure and landmark built as part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project in Manhattan. It is a pretty recent building since its construction began in April 2017 and it opened on March 15, 2019.

Being the main feature of the 5-acre Hudson Yards Public Square its final cost is expected to be $200 million. The elaborate honeycomb-like structure rises 16 stories and consists of 154 flights of stairs and 80 landings for visitors to climb.

The structure owners have asked the public to give it a formal name and even created a website devoted to this. One of the most discussed names on social media was “The Shawarma”, after the cone-shaped Middle Eastern meat popular on street carts, however, “The Vessel” was the final winner.

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