New York City Landmark Buildings Photos

New York City has so many buildings it is hard to determine the must-visits. Here is a visual guide to the structures which stand out based on fame, importance as examples in architectural style evolution, historical importance or beauty. These landmarks are arranged by year built.

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Federal Hall National Memorial Federal Hall National Memorial. New York, NY Interior dome of Federal Hall where Congress met when New York City was American capital. New York, NY
Early American Buildings, Manhattan Antique cast-iron fence with Stuyvesant-Fish House. New York, NY Federal Baroque doorway of Daniel LeRoy House. New York, NY
New York City Hall (1802-11) & County Courthouse (1861-81) Neoclassical entrance of New York City Hall. New York, NY New York County Courthouse & Municipal Building. New York, NY
Cooper Union (1859) by Frederick A. Peterson Cooper Union. New York, NY
William Schickel designed Library & Dispensary (1884) Stuyvesant Polyclinic Hospital. New York, NY Terra cotta bust of Aesculap on Deutsches Dispensary. New York, NY
Statue of Liberty (1886) Statue of Liberty by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, base by Richard Morris Hunt. New York, NY
Bank of Tokyo (1895) by Bruce Price Bank of Tokyo upper floors with sculptures by J. Massey Rhind. New York, NY
Condict Building (1898) by Louis H. Sullivan Facade of Baynard-Condict Building. New York, NY Baynard-Condict Building angel under eves by Louis H. Sullivan. New York, NY
United States Custom House (1899-1907) by Cass Gilbert United States Custom House with series of Four Continents sculptures by Daniel Chester French. New York, NY U.S. Custom House rotunda decorated with WPA-sponsored murals of Reginald Marsh. New York, NY
Appellate Division Courthouse of New York State (1899) Appellate Division Courthouse of New York State. New York, NY Moses statue atop Appellate Division Courthouse of New York State. New York, NY
Flatiron Building (1901) by D.H. Burnham & Co. Flatiron Building. New York, NY Round window & columns surround door of Flatiron Building. New York, NY
New York Stock Exchange (1903) by George B. Post New York Stock Exchange. New York, NY
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (1909) by LeBrun Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. New York, NY Temple design of tower crown of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. New York, NY
New York Public Library (1911) in Bryant Park Lions by Edward Clark Potter on steps of New York Public Library. New York, NY Main reading room of New York Public Library. New York, NY
Grand Central Terminal (1913) by Reed & Stem Glory of Commerce [aka Hermes or Mercury] sculpture group atop Grand Central Terminal. New York, NY Wall of ticket booths in Grand Central Terminal. New York, NY
Woolworth Building (1913) by Cass Gilbert Woolworth Building. New York, NY Entrance portal of Woolworth Building. New York, NY
Municipal Building (1914) by McKim, Mead & White Municipal Building over City Hall Park. New York, NY Crown of Municipal Building with Civic Fame sculpture by Adolph Weinman. New York, NY
Equitable Building (1915) by Ernest Graham Equitable Building. New York, NY Portal details of Equitable Building. New York, NY
Bryant Park Hotel (1924) by Raymond Hood American Radiator Building. New York, NY
ConEdison (1928) by Warren & Wetmore Tower of ConEdison [aka Consolidated Gas] Building seen from south. New York, NY Lantern atop tower of Consolidated Gas Building. New York, NY
New York Life Building (1928) by Cass Gilbert Peak of New York Life Building on Madison Square Park. New York, NY Gothic crown of New York Life Building on Madison Square Park. New York, NY
The Trump Building (1930) by H. Craig Severance The Trump Building. New York, NY
Chrysler Building (1930) by William van Alen Crown of Chrysler Building. New York, NY Art Deco winged torch of Chrysler Building. New York, NY
Empire State Building (1931) by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Facade of Empire State Building. New York, NY Moderne-style crown details of Empire State Building. New York, NY
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (1931) by Schultze & Weaver Waldorf-Astoria Hotel artistic marquee. New York, NY Mosaic floor in Waldorf-Astoria Hotel lobby. New York, NY
Rockefeller Center (from 1931) Facade of GE Building in Rockefeller Center. New York, NY Mercury relief by Lee Lawrie at Rockefeller Plaza. New York, NY
Radio City Music Hall (1933) by Edward Durell Stone Radio City Music Hall Neon Sign. New York, NY Song Art Deco medallion by Hildreth Meiere on Radio City Music Hall. New York, NY
United Nations Building (1952) United Nations Secretariat Building. New York, NY United Nations General Assembly Hall detail. New York, NY
Seagram Building (1958) by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Plaza of Seagram Building on Park Ave. New York, NY
Guggenheim Museum (1959) by Frank Lloyd Wright Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. New York, NY Guggenheim Museum spiral ramp interior seen from above displays modern art on a continuous surface. New York, NY
MetLife (1963) & Helmsley (1929) Buildings MetLife & Helmsley Buildings. New York, NY Clock on New York Central Building. New York, NY
Lincoln Center (1960s) Avery Fisher Hall home of New York Philharmonic. New York, NY
World Trade Center (1972-2001) World Trade Center. New York, NY Construction pit on site once occupied by now destroyed World Trade Center. New York, NY
Citigroup Center (1977) Citigroup Center known for slanted roof designed for solar panels. New York, NY Citigroup Center on stilts above its plaza & St. Peter's Church. New York, NY
53rd at Third (1986) by Johnson / Burgee Architects Facade of 53rd at Third. New York, NY Ground floor entrance of 53rd at Third. New York, NY
Museum of Jewish Heritage (1996) by Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo & Assoc. Pyramid atop Museum of Jewish Heritage - Living Memorial to the Holocaust. New York, NY
Various Modern Architecture, New York City BLUE Condominium at Delancey St. New York, NY Banco Santander. New York, NY

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