Trump Tower and five other iconic buildings on New York’s Fifth Avenue.
New YorkNew York, the ‘city that never sleeps’, is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic cities on the planet. Tourists are attracted by its striking skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building, its iconic monuments such as the Statue of Liberty and its virtually endless leisure offerings.
The island of Manhattan is the heart of the city, and one of the main arteries running through it is the Fifth Avenue. This huge street is home to some of the most representative buildings of the city, so it is an essential stop on our visit to New York.
Trump Tower was designed at 1983 by renowned architect Der Scutt and promoted by Donald Trump, thus becoming another iconic New York City building. It rises with 68 storys that house 263 residences and a spacious commercial area, plus a breathtaking view of Central Park, Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Manhattan. At the time of its construction, it was the tallest glass structure in the city.
Empire State Building
New York’s skyline would not be the same without its iconic Empire State Building. Its construction began on March 17 1930with the goal of becoming the world’s first 100+ story building. In fact, it was the tallest on the planet for nearly 40 years. Under an art deco style, the skyscraper features 102 floors and a panoramic terrace for a bird’s eye view of the city.
One of the most distinctive buildings on Fifth Avenue is the Flatiron, which stands out from the rest because of its flat shape at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 23rd Street. It was built in the year 1902 by architect Daniel Burnham and features 22 floors of office space.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Another of the emblems of the Big Apple is St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a religious temple from the 19th century erected in the style neo-Gothic. Its location, wedged between huge skyscrapers, makes it one of the most curious sights of the city. Inside, the following await us 3,700 polychrome stained glass windows and a replica of Michelangelo’s Pieta three times larger than the original.
New York Public Library
The New York Public Library presents itself as an imposing classical building with a grand staircase guarded by two marble lions. This cultural center opened its doors in 1911 with a distinguished style Beaux-Arts and became the second largest public library in the United States. Upon entering, we came upon the Astor Hall and its marble-covered walls, and from there we can access the different rooms, such as the Treasures Exhibitionwhere a copy of the Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson, among other relics, is exhibited.
Since its opening in 1907the Plaza Hotel has established itself as one of New York’s most iconic buildings. The hotel offers 282 rooms including 102 luxury suites, with a design that perfectly combines classic and modern elements. Guests include world leaders, top businessmen, Broadway and Hollywood actors…
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