NYC’s Famous Skyscrapers

New York City is an icon. It is a place where people from all over the globe come to visit and explore, and comprised of fasted paced individuals, a crazy night life, and buildings that are hundreds of stories tall. Buildings can be quite extraordinary because of the way they are constructed and how much time and effort goes into building the newest skyscraper. Five of the most famous skyscrapers in New York City are:

Empire State Building
Chrysler Building
30 Rockefeller Center
Gehry New York
40 Wall Street

One of the most famous, if not the most famous, skyscraper is the Empire State Building. It was once the tallest building in the world standing at about 1450 feet. Back in 1931, it was a masterpiece to have a construction site towering at that height. Now visitors can ride to the top and peer out over the city that never sleeps. The Empire State Building(ESRT) went under major renovations, including over $100 million to make it more energy efficient, for which is won a leadership award. This building has welcomed thousands of famous celebrities over it’s time, including Ariana Grande, David Hasselhoff, Madonna, etc.

The Chrysler Building is another popular destination sight for NYC travelers. It is a must-see just because of the outstanding mural and first digital clock in the lobby. This building is also newly green due to an energy and infrastructure overhaul, including low-flow plumbing fixtures, and energy saving windows.

30 Rockefeller Center is easily recognized by it’s name; those who have seen the hit comedy TV show “30 Rock” know just what happens in this building, and how many famous people it houses: Tina Fey, Amy Pohler, Jimmy Fallon, etc. The observation deck of this building is also key due to it’s scenic panoramic view.

As the tallest all-residential building in North America, Gehry New York (or Eight Spruce Street) is commonly known for it’s creatively designed ripple-like architecture. It adds consistent texture to the city skyline. Those living in these residents have to be extremely wealthy to afford it. Those include for example, Frederico Farina and Dennis Hughes. Some of these apartments will rent for $30,000+ a month.

Finally, 40 Wall Street, which is also known as the Trump Building, is a destination spot for city explorers. It is an impressive addition to the skyline, welcoming guests such as (obviously) Donald Trump and Governor Thomas A. Dewey. This building shows the elegance and rigidness of today’s financial world.

New York City has a great dedication to the environment; they are the leading example for energy efficiency and sustainability for the United States. Those exploring the city limits will not be disappointed when they start to explore the city’s many beautiful Skyscrapers.