New York City is, without a doubt, one of America’s most frequently toured cities. And we can say with equal certainty that one main draw of this metropolis is its architecture. Living and working in NYC is an architect’s dream. We wanted to take the time and point to just a few ways in which New York’s skyline has proven inspirational, and you can experience this skyline in a completely novel way by taking a Helicopter over NYC.
New York’s Skyline: Source of Art Pieces and Art Awards Alike
New York City is teeming with visual artists. Home to a high concentration of art museums, art collectors, and most importantly art, something about the city seems to stimulate creativity. But what is it? Of course, the eccentricities of New Yorkers provides endless comedic and satiric inspiration for art pieces. And New Yorkers do serve as inspiration for art produced in New York. But so too does the city’s skyline. NYC’s skyline is featured in countless art pieces. And recently, this skyline even became the source of inspiration behind art awards. Sagmeister & Walsh designed a new series of trophies for the New York Festivals awards that—when collected in greater numbers—begin to resemble the buildings in NYC’s skyline. The message here is that the city’s landscape and its art cannot be extricated from one another.
How Best to Experience New York City’s Skyline?
New York City’s skyline can be spotted from your aircraft, no matter which airport you are flying into. Keep your eyes peeled, as this is one way of experiencing architecture that is in many ways unparalleled. Another way of drinking in NYC’s skyline is by going on a hop on hop off bus tour. These tours are ubiquitous throughout the city, and can adopt a route that best suits your interests. What is so nice about these tours is their focus on NYC’s architecture. Indeed, most tours will focus on The Chrysler Building, Empire State Building and even Trump Tower. In between hot spots, you will also find these bus tours passing a multitude of hidden gems including churches, shops, and expensive residences
An alternative way of engaging with New York’s gorgeous skyline is to helicopter over NYC. Doing so is an activity not as out of reach as you might have otherwise thought. There are three main helipads in NYC from which tours land and depart daily. Needless to say, an aerial tour of New York City’s historic timeline is an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.