Tourist Appreciation Day

Sunday May 6 is tourist appreciation day!  Considering New York is one of the greatest tourism hubs in the U.S., let’s have a look at some great buildings every architecture lover should see while passing through the big apple.  While it’s impossible to compile a comprehensive list of all the architectural marvels in Manhattan, this list can help you get started.

The Empire State Building

What trip to Manhattan would be complete without the majestic view from atop the iconic Empire State Building?

Empire State Building

Photo Credit: Jiuguang Wang

The Chrysler Building

Built in 1930, the Chrysler building enjoyed the status of world’s tallest building until 1931 when it relinquished that title to the aforementioned Empire State Building.

Chrysler Building

Photo Credit: David Shankbone

8 Spruce St.

Formerly known as the Beekman Tower, this Gehry piece brings a post-modern flair to the New York Skyline.

8 Spruce St.

Photo Credit: Emmett Hume

The Dakota Building

Completed in 1884, this beautiful Renaissance apartment building on Central Park West is now unfortunately known best as the site of John Lennon’s murder in December of 1980.

The Dakota Building

Photo Credit: David Shankbone

The Guggenheim Museum

This Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece houses a rotating collection of inspiring contemporary artwork.

The Guggenheim Museum

Photo Credit: blink+

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Built in 1878, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is one of the most famous cathedrals world-over.

St. Patrick's Cathedral

The New York Public Library

The flagship building of the New York Public Library system is a gorgeous Beaux Arts style landmark, whose majesty is only matched by the remarkable bounty of knowledge and history residing in its halls.

New York Public Library

What are your favorite architectural landmarks in NYC?  Leave a comment and let us know!

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