List of Famous Manhattan Buildings & Structures Buildings

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

    1166
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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 Building
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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
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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
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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
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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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    70 Pine Street
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    70 Pine Street – formerly known as the American International Building, 60 Wall Tower and originally as the Cities Service Building – is a 67-story, 952-foot office building located at the corner of Pearl Street and running to Cedar Street in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City. It was ...more

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    • City/Town: New York City, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1932
    • Structural Height (m): 290.0
    • Floors: 66
    • Architecture Firm: Clinton and Russell
    • Created By: Clinton and Russell
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    Anderson Hall

    Anderson Hall
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    Anderson Hall is the central administration building for Kansas State University in the city of Manhattan, Kansas, United States. It was originally called the Practical Agriculture Building when the north wing was completed in 1879. It was renamed "Anderson Hall" in 1902 in honor of John Alexander ...more

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    • City/Town: Kansas, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1879
    • Style: Gothic architecture
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    The Angel Orensanz Center is located at 172 Norfolk Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York. It is housed in a Gothic Revival synagogue, built in 1849 for Congregation Ansche Chesed. It is the oldest surviving synagogue building in New York City, and the fourth-oldest surviving synagogue ...more

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    • City/Town: Manhattan, New York, New York City, United States of America, North America
    • Opened: Jan 01 1849
    • Structural Height (m): 27.0
    • Architect: Alexander Saeltzer
    • Created By: Alexander Saeltzer
    • Style: Gothic Revival architecture
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    The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park is a 1,200 ft skyscraper in the Midtown area of Manhattan in New York City, United States. It is located on Sixth Avenue, between 42nd and 43rd Streets, opposite Bryant Park. The US$1 billion project was designed by COOKFOX Architects, and advertised to be ...more

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    • City/Town: New York City, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 2010
    • Structural Height (m): 287.9
    • Floors: 58
    • Architect: Rick Cook
    • Architecture Firm: Adamson Associates, Cook+Fox Architects
    • Created By: Rick Cook
    • Style: Deconstructivism, Structural Expressionism
    • Construction Started: 2004
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    Belaire Apartments

    Belaire Apartments
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    Belaire Apartments is a mixed-use high-rise condominium apartment building in Manhattan, New York City. The 42-story building is located at 524 East 72nd Street between York Avenue and the FDR Drive.more

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    • City/Town: New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1988
    • Structural Height (m): 156.06
    • Floors: 42
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    Beth Hamedrash Hagadol

    Beth Hamedrash Hagodol is an Orthodox Jewish congregation that for over 120 years was located in a historic building at 60–64 Norfolk Street between Grand and Broome Streets in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It was the first Eastern European congregation founded in New ...more

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    • City/Town: Manhattan, New York, New York City, United States of America, North America
    • Opened: Jan 01 1850
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    Calyon Building
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    Calyon Building is a 609 ft tall skyscraper located at 1301 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, New York.more

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    • City/Town: New York City, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1964
    • Structural Height (m): 185.62
    • Architecture Firm: Shreve, Lamb and Harmon
    • Created By: Shreve, Lamb and Harmon
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    Bush Tower, also called the Bush Terminal International Exhibit Building is a historic thirty-story skyscraper located just east of Times Square at 130-132 West 42nd Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was built in 1916–18 for Irving T. Bush's Bush Terminal ...more

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    • City/Town: New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1918
    • Structural Height (m): 131.98
    • Floors: 30
    • Architect: Harvey Wiley Corbett
    • Created By: Harvey Wiley Corbett
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    Central Synagogue
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    The Central Synagogue is located at 652 Lexington Avenue on the corner of E 55th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York. Built in 1872 in the Moorish Revival style as a copy of Budapest's Dohány Street Synagogue, it pays homage to the Jewish existence in Moorish Spain. It has been in continuous use ...more

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    • City/Town: New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1872
    • Architect: Henry Fernbach
    • Created By: Henry Fernbach
    • Style: Moorish Revival
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    The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco style skyscraper in New York City, located on the east side of Manhattan in the Turtle Bay area at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. At 1,046 feet, the structure was the world's tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire ...more

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    • City/Town: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1930
    • Structural Height (m): 282.0
    • Floors: 77
    • Architect: William Van Alen, Walter Chrysler
    • Architecture Firm: Reinhard, Hofmeister & Walquist
    • Created By: William Van Alen, Walter Chrysler
    • Style: Art Deco, Streamline Moderne
    • Construction Started: 1928
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    Congregation Beth Israel West Side Jewish Center

    Congregation Beth Israel West Side Jewish Center
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    Congregation Beth Israel West Side Jewish Center is an Orthodox congregation located at 347 West 34th Street, Manhattan, New York, in the Garment District, near Penn Station. Established in 1890, it constructed its current building in 1924–1925. Rabbis have included Joseph Schick, Norman Lamm, and ...more

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    • City/Town: New York City, New York, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1925
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    Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

    Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
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    The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a Roman Catholic parish church, located in Hell's Kitchen/Clinton, Manhattan, New York City. Founded in 1876, it is a parish of the Archdiocese of New York and is located at 457 West 51st Street. Sacred Heart of Jesus School is located at 456 West 52nd Street.more

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    • City/Town: New York City, New York, United States of America, North America
    • Opened: Jan 01 1885
    • Architect: Norval White
    • Created By: Norval White
    • Style: Romanesque Revival architecture
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