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Skyscrapers of New York City

Updated on September 29, 2014
Chrysler Building
Chrysler Building

Cards and gifts of tall buildings and major attractions

Tour the historic buildings in New York that are known as icons of the city and learn about contemporary architecture that keeps New York at the leading-edge of style and green technology.

To get a panoramic view of the skyscrapers in Manhattan, the best spot is outside of the city - across the East River in Brooklyn and Queens, or in New Jersey over the Hudson River. From this vantage point, the tall skyscrapers in Midtown and the Financial District fill the horizon with glinting windows and spires gleaming in the sun. In the late afternoon, the light streams across the brick and stone buildings and the whole city glows with beautiful tones of color and shadow.

Learn interesting facts about the most important buildings in New York City from the unique perspective of an inquisitive resident. Use this as a guide to plan your vacation, and find things to do in New York while touring in the neighborhoods around the most famous skyscrapers.

New York City landmark skyscrapers - Posters from the NYC Transit Museum


Reflection Poster | New York City Transit Museum

Illustration by artist Artist Olive Ayhens of the famous Grand Central Terminal in New York City. From the Seaport Museum to the George Washington Bridge; subways, busses and roads connect all the famous buildings and bridges in New York City.


Rendezvous Poster | New York City Transit Museum

Landmark buildings and the transit system that feeds them. Floating on the lake in Central Park, New York City. This is another poster for the "Arts in Transit Program" by artist Jonathan Bartlett.

The Tribute of Light Memorial shines into the sky over New York City


The lights illuminated the clouds for two nights on the anniversary in silent observation. The memorial is now open to the public, located a block away from the 9/11 museum.

Thanks for visiting and be sure to check out the other articles in the Subway Series.

Skyscraper tourism - Will you visit New York City?

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    • dotpattern profile imageAUTHOR

      Pat Moire 

      5 years ago from West Village, New York City

      @moneymaker1008: So much new construction in the city. It's hard to keep up with it all.

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      moneymaker1008 

      5 years ago

      It's crazy to think that I live in NYC and I've visited less than half of these places! Great lens!

    • dotpattern profile imageAUTHOR

      Pat Moire 

      5 years ago from West Village, New York City

      @flinnie lm: Thanks for visiting flinnie. Most days, I love nyc too.

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      Gloria Freeman 

      5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Thanks for giving me a little of The Big Apple, I love NYC.

    • dotpattern profile imageAUTHOR

      Pat Moire 

      6 years ago from West Village, New York City

      @LaraineRoses: You are welcome anytime. Thank you for your blessings, and Happy Halloween!

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      Laraine Sims 

      6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I live at almost the west coast of N. America but have been to N.York 3 times. It is an exciting city! Angel blessed!

    • dotpattern profile imageAUTHOR

      Pat Moire 

      6 years ago from West Village, New York City

      @HomeDecorKnight: Thanks for your visit. Still a few more buildings to add.

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      HomeDecorKnight 

      6 years ago

      Interesting lens, great city.

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      JasonOL 

      6 years ago

      Cool lens, although we're missing a few buildings. Where's 40 Wall street?

      or the flatiron building, -which isn't so tall but should be part of the old-school list. Also the American Radiator which is just 22 floors but it's from the 20s

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Visitar New York es una experiencia deliciosa porque hay muchos lugares turísticos para conocer y disfrutar, en http://mipagina.1001consejos.com/profiles/blogs/to... encontré un artículo para saber más de los lugares turísticos de New York para ir en vacaciones.

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      biminibahamas 

      6 years ago

      Cool lens and great pix!

    • Entrance Mats profile image

      Entrance Mats 

      6 years ago

      The Chrysler Building will always hold #1 on my list of favorite Big City buildings. Great Lens!

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      chrisqw 

      6 years ago

      Great lens. Great city.

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      CruiseReady 

      6 years ago from East Central Florida

      The coolest buildings are the older ones. But NYC is just amazing over all. I know everyone is waiting to see the new Freedom Tower finished.

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      Darcie French 

      7 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Cool- I really enjoyed the tour of skyscrapers in New york.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Its always good to get tips from someone who lives where you are going. Now who would have thought you have to go to New Jersey to see New York!

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      dellgirl 

      7 years ago

      Wonderful lens you have here. Impressive collection of skyscrapers, thanks for sharing.

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      Bercton1 

      7 years ago

      I have a passion for this stuff..Great lens

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      LondonWanderer 

      7 years ago

      I really enjoyed your lens

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      NYThroughTheLens 

      7 years ago

      Really nice lens about one of my favorite topics!

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