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List of Famous New York Buildings & Structures

Updated October 13, 2018 4.9k views1.2k items

List of the famous landmarks that make up the New York skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. New York architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in New York are included on this list. Information about these New York 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 New York and older historic landmarks.

List buildings include Metropolitan Museum of Art, Statue of Liberty and many more.

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

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

    1 New York Plaza is an office building in New York City's Financial District, built in 1969 at the intersection of South and Whitehall Streets. It is the southernmost of all Manhattan skyscrapers. The building is 640 feet tall with 50 floors. The building was designed by William Lescaze & Assocs. and Kahn & Jacobs. The building has 2.556 million square feet of office space. There is a 40,000 square feet retail concourse on the lower level. The facade was designed by Nevio Maggiora, consisting of a boxlike "beehive" pattern with the windows recessed within, made of aluminum-clad wall elements resembling a type of thermally activated elevator button popular at the time of...  more
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      One Pace Plaza

      1 Pace Plaza, completed in 1969, is the flagship building complex of Pace University in New York City, specifically designed for Pace. It is located directly across from City Hall and adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge, and houses most of the classrooms, administrative offices, a 2,000-square-foot student union, the 750-seat community theater of the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, the Peter Fingesten Gallery, and an 18-floor high-rise known as Maria's Tower. Floors 5-17 of Maria's Tower houses approximately 500 freshmen residents and the 18th floor holds university administrative offices. 1 Pace Plaza is on the former site of the New York Tribune Building. It was built during the urban...  more
      • One Wall Street, is a bank headquarters building which remains one of the finest Art-Deco-style skyscrapers in Lower Manhattan, New York City. It is located in Manhattan's Financial District on the corner of Wall Street and Broadway. Today, it serves as the global headquarters of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. In May, 2014 it was announced that the corporation agreed to sell its headquarters tower to a joint venture led by Harry B. Macklowe's Macklowe Properties for $585 million....  more
        • When it was completed in 1972, 1 WTC became the tallest building on Earth, unseating the Empire State Building after a 40 year reign....  more