Your Destination Guide to New York City

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© Jay Reed

If any city races for the sky, it's New York. Dozens of the skyscrapers peeking through its clouds once held the title of tallest building in the world, so take something for that acrophobia and enjoy the view up top.

New York City | Skyscrapers

Chrysler Building
  • Chrysler Building
  • On the corner of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue, the Chrysler Building stands at 1,047 feet tall. Adorned with a silver crown, Chrysler eagles and Chrysler radiator caps, the Chrysler Building is...
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Conde Nast Building
  • Conde Nast Building
  • Manhattan's Conde Nast Building, also known as 4 Times Square, is one of the tallest buildings in New York City, reaching an impressive 48 stories. Part of a large project to redevelop 42nd Street in the center of Manhattan, its construction was finished in 1999.
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Empire State Building
  • Empire State Building
  • If you've ever been to New York City, you've caught a glimpse of it. If you've been to New Jersey or Connecticut, you may have even seen it. Standing at 1,454 feet, the Empire State Building has been a highlight of the NYC skyline — and a major tourist attraction — since 1931.
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Flatiron Building
  • Flatiron Building
  • Perhaps you've seen it in the opening credits to The Late Show with David Letterman. You might recognize it as the Daily Bugle headquarters in the Spider-Man films or as "The Triangle Building" in Grand Theft Auto IV.
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Rockefeller Center
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Among New York City's many treasures is Rockefeller Center, a monument to modern architectural finesse melded with the American spirit of capitalism.
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Trump Tower
  • Trump Tower
  • It's tough to trump 58 stories of office, residential, and retail space in midtown Manhattan. Deck the interior with marble, brass, and mirrors galore and cover the building in gleaming tinted glass, and you've got yourself a moneymaking giant.
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UN Headquarters
  • UN Headquarters
  • Once you step onto the United Nations Headquarters site in Midtown East you're not in the United States anymore. This is an international zone belonging to the UN's 192 Member States that supplies its own security force, fire department, postal administration, and flag.
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Woolworth Building
  • Woolworth Building
  • This 57-story neo-Gothic building, commissioned by Frank Woolworth in 1910, still stands as one of the 20 tallest skyscrapers in Manhattan.
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World Financial Center
  • World Financial Center
  • Located on the Hudson River across from the former site of the World Trade Center, the World Financial Center today is a face of the Manhattan skyline.
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