New York City is both known and celebrated for its architecture. Indeed, millions of people travel the world just to come head to head with the New York City skyline and the host of other buildings that scatter the city. You can take in these sights on foot or in the air, through helicopter tour in NY. If breathtaking architecture and a vibrant urban landscape are things that appeal to you, then touring New York may be just the tourist undertaking for you. We have here just several of the architectural finds that you cannot omit in your trip to NYC.
A Vision of Empire: The Empire State Building
The Empire State building is a work of architecture so well-known, and talked about, that it has become inextricable from New York culture. Indeed, even someone not at all familiar with New York’s landscape could probably tell you that the Empire State Building is located in NYC. Located in Manhattan, and completed in 1931, this building spans 1250 feet without its antenna and nearly 1460 feet with it. In fact, it was (for a long time) the tallest completed building in the entire world. Whether on foot or in the air, during a helicopter tour in NY, you are sure to encounter this massive edifice. So if you never plan on returning to NYC, make sure you take in this historic landmark.
Chrysler: Not the Car but the Building
How many of us have seen the movie Annie? Well if you have, you are probably familiar with the timeless line issued by the cruel Miss. Hannigan: “You better shine these floors till they shine like the top of the Chrysler building.” Then, as now, the Chrysler building is massive and a landmark known by all: young and all alike. Also, it is known to catch the light and sparkle like nothing else. Again, this building is a must see on your architectural tour of the Big Apple.
There are sure to be other buildings on your sightseeing excavation: from the Bank of America Tower to the New York Times Building. Most of the most structurally massive buildings are located—and concentrated—in either Midtown or Lower Manhattan. Keep in mind, though, that the largest buildings are not necessarily the only ones worth seeing. Stroll around the city and take note of the juxtaposition of things: the very old structures standing next to extremely modern and streamlined edifices. This architecture is world class and worth viewing in any way that you can.