14- 18 FAMOUS BUILDINGS
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
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
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