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List of Famous Manhattan Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Manhattan skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Manhattan architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Manhattan are included on this list. Information about these Manhattan buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Manhattan and older historic landmarks.

List ranges from Chrysler Building to Congregation Shearith Israel, plus much more.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Manhattan?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Manhattan. Famous architectural houses within the city of Manhattan are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
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    1 William Street is an office building in New York City.more

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    • City/Town: Manhattan, New York, New York City, United States of America, North America
    • Opened: Jan 01 1907
    • Architect: Francis Kimball
    • Created By: Francis Kimball
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    1166 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Manhattan Buildings & Structures
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    1166 Avenue of the Americas is a 600 feet tall skyscraper located at 1166 Sixth Avenue in Manhattan, New York City. It was completed in 1974 and has 44 floors totaling approximately 1.7 million square feet. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed the building, which is the 82nd tallest in New York City. It ...more

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    • City/Town: New York City, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1974
    • Structural Height (m): 182.88
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    20 Exchange Place-CIBC Buildin... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Manhattan Buildings & Structures
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    20 Exchange Place is a 57-story Art Deco building in New York City. Formerly known as the City Bank-Farmers Trust Building, it was built between 1930–1931, for the newly merged National City Bank of New York and the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company, predecessor firms of Citigroup. It remained the ...more

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    • City/Town: New York City, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1931
    • Structural Height (m): 226.0
    • Floors: 57
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    388 Greenwich Street, originally called the Shearson Lehman Plaza, and more recently the Travelers Building, is a skyscraper located at 388 Greenwich Street, with facings on N. Moore and West Streets, in the TriBeCa neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. 388 Greenwich Street forms a complex with the ...more

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    • City/Town: New York City, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1988
    • Structural Height (m): 151.0
    • Floors: 39
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    33 Thomas Street is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Manhattan Buildings & Structures
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    The former AT&T Long Lines Building at 33 Thomas Street is a 550 foot tall skyscraper in the Borough of Manhattan, New York, United States. It stands on the east side of Church Street, between Thomas and Worth Streets, in the Civic Center neighborhood of New York City. The building is an extreme example ...more

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    • City/Town: New York City, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1974
    • Structural Height (m): 167.64
    • Floors: 29
    • Architect: John Carl Warnecke
    • Created By: John Carl Warnecke
    • Style: Brutalist architecture
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    40 Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Manhattan Buildings & Structures
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    The Trump Building is a 70-story skyscraper in New York City. Originally known as the Bank of Manhattan Trust building, and also known as the Manhattan Company Building, it was later known by its street address 40 Wall Street when its founding tenant merged to form the Chase Manhattan Bank. The ...more

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    • City/Town: New York City, New York, USA
    • Opened: May 01 1930
    • Structural Height (m): 283.0
    • Floors: 70
    • Architect: H. Craig Severance, Yasuo Matsui
    • Created By: H. Craig Severance, Yasuo Matsui
    • Style: Skyscraper
    • Construction Started: 1929
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    56 Leonard Street is an 821 feet tall, 60-story skyscraper currently under construction on Leonard Street in Tribeca, New York City, United States. The Pritzker Prize-winning Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron describes the building as "houses stacked in the sky." When completed, it will be the ...more

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    • City/Town: New York City, New York, USA
    • Structural Height (m): 250.2
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    8 Spruce Street is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Manhattan Buildings & Structures
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    8 Spruce Street, originally known as Beekman Tower and currently marketed as New York by Gehry, is a 76-story skyscraper designed by architect Frank Gehry in the New York City borough of Manhattan at 8 Spruce Street, between William and Nassau Streets, in Lower Manhattan, just south of City Hall Park ...more

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    • City/Town: Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 2011
    • Structural Height (m): 267.0
    • Floors: 76
    • Architect: Frank Gehry
    • Architecture Firm: Gehry Partners, LLP
    • Created By: Frank Gehry
    • Style: Deconstructivism
    • Construction Started: 2006
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