NYC’s Real Estate Families and the skyscrapers They Own
Known for its beautiful architecture and its breathtaking skyline, New York has some of the most beautifully designed structures in the world. Attracting, visitors from around the globe, New York is also famous for its multi-story buildings that make up their well-known skyline that can be viewed from afar. The high-rise buildings appear in Midtown and Lower Manhattan.
Midtown Manhattan (is which is largest main business district worldwide,) is known for its notable skyscrapers such as the Chrysler Building, the CitiGroup Center, the Empire State Building and the Rockefeller Center, where as Lower Manhattan houses skyscrapers such as the reconstructed One World Trade Center.
The Empire State Building also referred to as the Empire State Trust, is the most famous and well known skyscraper in the world. It is also an art-Deco tower that set the record as being the tallest building in the world from the period of 1931 to 1970. It has 103 floors and has been renovated in 2010 so that it would be more energy efficient.
The Empire State Building has been visited by some very well-known and famous people, such as Ban Ki Moon, Adam Scott, Boyz II Men, Amir Khan, Ashanti, Anthony Parker, Billy Blanks and several others. This infamous building is owned by the Empire State Realty Trust.
The Chrysler Building, an Art Deco building, was built in 1930. It has 77 floors and 32 elevators. This building is the 4th tallest building in New York City and was created with bricks containing a steel frame. Owned by TMW Real Estate and Tishman Speyer Properties, The Chrysler Building has been visited by none other than Spider Man.
The Flat Iron Building is an icon because of its triangular structure. It has 21 floors and got its name because of its resemblance to a flat cast-iron clothes iron. As its name suggests, the Flat Iron building is located in the Flat Iron District and it is has several entity based owners. Painters and artists such as Steichen, Jessie Tarbox Beals, Stieglitz, Childe Hassam and others notable artists and painters have made this building the subject of their work.
The Rockefeller Center was built by and is owned by the Rockefeller family. It is comprised of 19 commercial buildings and is the home to NBC television Network that has provided the opportunity for a large number of celebrities to have visited the center while appearing on NBC.