The Empire State Realty Trust, and the Skyscrapers They Own
The New York City skyline has some of the tallest and most iconic buildings in the world. Each individual building has its own style and history. These ESRT buildings are tourist attractions for people that come from all over the world. The architecture and their looming figure in the city make them both fascinating and scenic. Some of the most notorious and popular buildings in the city include:
40 Wall Street (Trump Tower)
40 Wall Street is 71 floors high and is also known as the infamous truck building. Before being named the Trump building it was called the bank of Manhattan building. It is the 10th tallest skyscraper in the city and is 927 feet tall. Celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, Ben Carson, and of course Donald Trump himself have been seen at the famous landmark skyscraper.
One World Trade Center
Also named the Freedom Tower, this 1776 foot skyscraper is considered the tallest building located in the Western Hemisphere. One World Trade Center was built on the site of the 9/11 World Trade Center Twin Towers catastrophe. Some of the celebrities that have been seen there recently include Priyanka Chopra, Jessica Alba, and Olivia Wilde.
Gehry New York
Frank Gehry check on his first challenge building a skyscraper with this 76 story building. This residential construction is the tallest of its kind in North America. There are approximately 900 rental units in the building. Below the tower is an elementary school that is 6 stories high.
The Woolworth Building
From 1913 to 1930 the Woolworth Building was the tallest in the world. Created in a Neo-Gothic style by Cass Gilbert in 1892. It was dubbed “The Cathedral of Commerce” after it was built. A great deal of the building’s tenants are residents. Celebrity sightings at the Woolworth Building include Mark Ruffalo and Kourtney Kardashian.