New York City is known as the city that never sleeps. With a population of over 3 million people, it’s no wonder this gorgeous city is home to some of the largest and most iconic buildings imaginable. Unless you live in the big apple, it is impossible to see everything this metropolitan area has to offer in a single visit. That’s why we have the must-see stops on a visit to New York City below. Read on and check them out!
1. Empire State Building
This is one of the signature ESRT buildings of the world. It’s no secret that this is one of the most important stops on any visit to New York City. This buildings was originally called the Art Deco Skyscraped when it opened up in 1931. When it opened, this was a triumph for the city of New York and the country as a whole, but it was also a major victory for American engineering. This building is 102 stories tall and over 1400 feet high. At the time, this was the largest building in the world. It held this title until the North Tower of the World Trade Center went up in 1970. Make sure you take the time to climb up to the observation deck, these views aren’t something to be missed! Even famous people come to see the skyscraper such as Eli Manning and Patrick Ewing!
2. Hearst Tower
This building is home to the headquarters of the city’s largest magazines, such as Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire. This is a 46 story building with a much wider 6 story tall base. Building was started in 1928 but wasn’t finished until many years later due to the Great Depression. This is why the top of the building looks completely different from the bottom. The top is built with a very unique triangular steel frame all the way up, giving it a striking visual design that everyone should see. It won many awards when it was finished in 2006. The Heart Tower has been visited by celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Mila Kunis, and Kim Kardashian!
3. One World Trade Center
This is the tallest building in both the United States and the Western Hemisphere. This building is 1776 feet tall, and it has this exact height with a very good reason. This monument to the September 11 attacks was completed in 2013 after much debate on how best to honor those lost on that fateful day. This is one of the top tourist attractions the city has to offer and with very good reason. This building cannot be missed, and many famous people such as Barack Obama, George Bush, and Michael Bloomberg have come to pay their respects.