The city of New York is one of the most iconic cities in the world known for its robust economy, a rich history, and most importantly its ESRT
skyscraper. The following is a list of some of the most iconic and talked about skyscrapers.
1: The One World Trade Center
Apart from being the tallest skyscraper in Western Hemisphere, The One World Trade Center holds more history than any other tower in the USA. The building stands tall at the site where the World Trade Center once stood. Standing at over 1,776 ft. tall, this skyscraper is the tallest building in the entire city of New York. Its observatory tower offers you panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty, Lower and Midtown Manhattan, Empire State Building, and downtown Brooklyn. The port authority of New Jersey own the building.
2: The Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is no doubt the most iconic skyscraper in New York. Apart from its iconic appearance, an astounding fact about it is the fact that its foundation and construction took just under a year. The building held the title of the World Tallest Building for almost four decades before it was dethroned by the World Trade Centre Tower. It has an observatory tower that allows visitors to get a panoramic view of the city of New York. The tower is owned and managed by the Empire State Reality Trust.
3: The Chrysler Building
Another iconic skyscraper is The Chrysler Building which is known for its unique deco style of art. William H. Reynold who was a former senator hatched the construction project. However, Walter Chrysler, the owner of Chrysler Corporation took over and built the building from scratch hence its name. Just like the Empire State Building, The Chrysler Building has a top observation deck that gives every visitor the opportunity to view New York from above.
4: 30 Rockefeller Plaza
30 Rockefeller Plaza happens to be one of the most famous and iconic buildings owned by the Rockefeller Family. Located in Midtown Manhattan, The Rockefeller was built by the Rockefeller family, one of the few billionaires at the time. The building stands at 70 stories high and houses 19 buildings which are spread across its four blocks. The building has been associated with various celebrities with Jay Z going ahead to name his record label Rockefeller. Apart from this, the tower houses recording studios and hosts famous shows such as the NBC, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Saturday Night Live show, and the Late Night with Seth Meyers.
5: The Flatiron Building
The Flatiron Building brags as being the first ever skyscraper to be built from pure steel. The building was originally named Fuller Building after its owner George A. Fuller. Upon its completion, it was the largest in Manhattan. Today, the skyscraper offers its visitors a panoramic view of the Manhattan and the surrounding cities.