14- 18 FA­MOUS BUILD­INGS

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TH­ESE STRUC­TURES, ALONG WITH THE EM­PIRE STATE AND ROCK­E­FELLER, ARE THE BUILD­INGS THAT EM­BODY THE CITY'S HIS­TORY AND ARE NOT TO BE MISSED

NEW YORK PUB­LIC LI­BRARY

Since open­ing in 1911, the Stephen A. Sch­warz­man Build­ing has epit­o­mised the ideal of open ac­cess to knowl­edge for all. This lit­er­ary lover’s par­adise is free to ex­plore and even runs free daily tours for those who want to learn more about the his­tory of this mar­ble marvel and muchloved cul­tural trea­sure.

42nd St & 5th Ave nypl. org

ST PATRICK'S CATHE­DRAL

Sit­ting amid the hus­tle and bus­tle of mid­town Man­hat­tan, mo­ments from Rock­er­feller Plaza, this re­cently ren­o­vated neogothic style cathe­dral and ac­tive house of wor­ship is a slice of seren­ity burst­ing with awe- in­spir­ing works. Open to the pub­lic and free to tour, this ma­jes­tic struc­ture is a New York City must- see.

5th Av­enue & 51st St saint­patrickscathe­dral.org

FLAT­IRON BUILD­ING

The dis­tinc­tive shape and prom­i­nent lo­ca­tion of this build­ing soon made it one of the most fa­mous and, ar­guably, the most pho­tographed build­ing in Man­hat­tan. Al­though the ob­ser­va­tion deck is long gone, thou­sands of tourists still flood to the area to catch a glimpse of this iconic struc­ture sand­wiched on the in­ter­sec­tion of Broad­way and Fifth Ave in a district that now bears its name.

175 5th Av­enue

GRAND CEN­TRAL TER­MI­NAL

Built in 1913 and re­vi­talised in the early 2000s with restau­rants and shops, this cru­cial trans­porta­tion hub sees mil­lions of com­muters pass through it each week. But it's also a des­ti­na­tion all on its own. Down­load the Grand Cen­tral App for just $ 4.99 and learn more about the beau­ti­ful ar­chi­tec­ture and rich his­tory of this beauxarts land­mark with a self- guided au­dio tour.

89 East 42nd Street grand­cen­tral­ter­mi­nal.com

CHRYSLER BUILD­ING

Of­ten cited as the lead­ing ex­am­ple of art- deco ar­chi­tec­ture, the 1930- built Chrysler Build­ing is still one of the most strik­ing land­marks on the Man­hat­tan sky­line. Al­though the build­ing doesn’t of­fer tours, vis­i­tors are per­mit­ted to en­ter the lav­ishly dec­o­rated lobby to view the out­stand­ing art- deco de­sign and or­nate, mural- cov­ered ceil­ing.

405 Lex­ing­ton Av­enue

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