Architectural Buildings in New York City

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Architectural Buildings in New York City

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  • Cindyhideaway
    Edgewater, FL
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Having your Ticket a head of time is a plus! Very well organized on moving people along.... stop and get your picture inside the hand of King Kong, some great pictures here. I was impressed by the way they had the history walk through. Of course viewing from the observation deck was amazing to see the city.
    Impression was very clean and organized to move people along without feeling rushed.
    Written June 11, 2024
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  • Tanya T.
    Illinois
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful building with a fascinating history and stunning architecture that makes a grand impression! I stayed in a hotel nearby and couldn't resist walking through the station at every opportunity. The windows, chandeliers, and arched halls are incredible. It's hard to believe that the main concourse walls are made from artificial stone that had been molded and tinted to simulate French limestone, which is used in Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, the Statue of Liberty's base, and the Empire State Building's lobby. If you're in New York, add this to your bucket list of things to do – you'll have an awesome backdrop!
    Written June 13, 2024
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  • BatchFam
    Yukon, OK
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You need to go to see it at least once. The Rockettes are around the corner. There’s shopping, food, people watching. Fun to see!
    Written May 31, 2024
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  • SUBZEROSKIDD10
    Thetford, VT
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the US and the observatory offers 360 degree views for miles. The history and the legacy is awing, as you think about how this tourist destination would not exist had it not been for 9/11. I went on a clear day and had great views. The price isn’t horrible if you just do the standard admission. To me, it’s nothing I would need to experience again but overall it is worth the experience.
    Written May 11, 2024
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  • PeepJC
    London, UK
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow, the scale and design of this place is just breathtaking. I was in awe when we entered, just a fantastic space, beautiful design.
    Written June 12, 2024
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  • FLHarlock
    Tavares, FL
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Chrysler Building is amazing architecturally but it doesn’t compete with the Empire State Building because you cannot go in it. It’s funny that the closer you get to it the less you can see. Definitely worth a visit though.
    Written June 7, 2024
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  • FLHarlock
    Tavares, FL
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’ve been looking forward to climbing The Vessel for months. It truly is an amazing structure. Sad to find it closed because of jumpers. Still is an incredible piece of architectural art. Worth a visit. I will be back to climb it eventually.
    Written June 8, 2024
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  • DAROHATH
    Cairns, Australia
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s an iconic building and one that I wanted to see in the city. It’s still worth it, just be aware it’s currently covered in scaffold. The small park at the narrow end has a nice aspect and is a great spot for people watching. Dog watching too, as it has a couple of fenced off leash dog areas.
    Written April 8, 2024
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  • FLHarlock
    Tavares, FL
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I grew up watching the twin towers being built. When they fell it broke my heart. The memorial and new One World Trade Center is definitely healing. Tastefully done. Just like the old but with a twist. When in NYC this is a must. Highly recommended!
    Written June 9, 2024
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  • FLHarlock
    Tavares, FL
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This church is amazing! The architecture, location, and history make this a must see. Alexander Hamilton is buried here. When visiting lower Manhattan I highly recommend seeing Trinity Church!
    Written June 9, 2024
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Transportation Hub in Lower Manhattan serving both the NYC subway and PATH trains to New Jersey with some of the most impressive architecture found. Known as The Oculus. Great spot to get some amazing photos.
    Written March 30, 2024
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  • tinaNtravel
    San Jose, CA
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a beautiful Cathedral and worth a visit. It has a beautiful altar, stained glass windows and paintings. If you visit, be sure to look near the side entrance at the large statue of Saint Padre Pio sitting and listening to confessions. There is a block on the other side of the “confessional” statue where a person can sit. Unfortunately, it was behind a locked gate, but you can still view it through the gate.
    Written April 22, 2024
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Decades after completion, Woolworth Building is still an encompassing presence in Manhattan. The iconic skyscraper has long been one of the most recognizable buildings in New York. Unfortunately it is not open to public.
    Written September 14, 2023
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  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stopped in here for a late lunch while visiting the area. We were able to get a seat pretty easily, though I could see this restaurant getting crowded. We did not have reservations, but if you are able to make them, I would recommend it. I had the blackened salmon sandwich and it was one of the best things I ate while visiting New York City. The rest of my family enjoyed their meals as well. The atmosphere was great and it was just neat sitting and eating in such a historic building. We also visited the museum after our meal!
    Written June 8, 2024
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  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It offers excellent views of the City. The open air outdoor deck offers unrestricted view of three sides. We can see the Western side (Hudson river & NJ) from the indoor viewing area. We can relax and watch the city sitting on the Skyline gallery seats. The glass floor (a small section of the outdoor deck) offers a thrilling view below our feet. Edge observatory deck is at Level 100. The ticket prices (~ $46) are at par with the rate we pay for the deck at 86th floor of Empire State whereas we need to pay $79 for 102nd floor access in empire State.

    One issue with Edge is that finding the entrance was a bit difficult even with google map. Once we enter, we see just a shopping mall without any information about the deck access. That makes us wonder if we have come to a wrong section of the building. Upon enquiry we understood that it was the right place and we need to go to level 4 to get the elevator to the deck. Reaching the elevator was also difficult due to the confusion caused by maze like route at level 4.

    Necessary sign boards should be placed.
    Written June 10, 2024
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