In New York there are all kinds of buildings, some are giant, others with curious shapes, most of the buildings have a surprising history and one thing that all the buildings in New York have in common is that they are shocking structures that will leave you with a great memory of your tour of New York.

Get ready to spend an incredible day in New York, grab your camera and enjoy each of the architectural wonders we share with you down here, a spectacular tour of the Big Apple visiting New York’s most iconic buildings.

Join us on this journey!

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

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Let’s begin this journey through New York’s most emblematic buildings with one of the city’s most historic, the Empire State Building. The construction of this architectural jewel began in 1930, with 102 floors and 443 meters high was considered the tallest building in the world. This icon of New York is considered one of the most important art deco works of the Big Apple, it is a marvel of modern architecture. Empire State Building was built in one of the hardest economic crises in the United States, the Crisis of 1929, but although it was built in difficult times, that did not prevent the most emblematic building in New York from being built.

Empire State Building has two grandiose viewpoints from where you can see New York and its beautiful architecture.

Chrysler Building

Another great building in New York is the elegant Chrysler Building, a building you should see up close when touring New York. This building is another example of the art deco movement in New York, the main feature of the Chrysler Building is the repetition of patterns that are seen throughout the building and at the top of the building you will see a pyramid-shaped needle. In his time this building was one of the most ambitious projects in New York, the person who drove the construction of this building was the magnate Walter P. Chrysler.

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Flatiron Building


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We continue now with another of New York’s most emblematic buildings, the Flatiron Building, a building with a very special charm. Its triangular design makes it stand out from other buildings in New York, making it one of the buildings that everyone wants to photograph and, of course, one of the most beloved in the city.

The Flatiron Building is located between iconic Fifth Avenue and Broadway, one of New York’s most vibrant areas. The Flatiron Building’s architectural style is beaux art, a style characterized by symmetry and the use of space.

World Trade Center

After the attack of September 11, 2001, this building complex was completely restructured, in addition to the nostalgic memorial, is the One World Trade Center, a skyscraper that measures 541 meters high. This building is the tallest in New York.

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Plaza

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This is where you’ll find New York’s most famous tree, Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree, the great ice rink and thousands of activities that make it one of the most famous areas of the Big Apple.

This is another place that follows the art deco architecture, design was very popular in the 1930s in the Big Apple and is located in the Comcast Building, the tallest skyscraper in this area, which is also home to the Top of the Rock, an observatory with spectacular views of the Empire State and Central Park.

Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings, with offices, shops, television studios, restaurants.

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral

As the largest Catholic cathedral in North America, this neo-Gothic style building, which is also built in stone, will enchant you, you will be speechless once you are in front of the cathedral. Dedicated to St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, this space is where a large crowd congregates to celebrate the homonymous day and enjoy a curious parade of hats.


A mixture of deco and neo-gothic style, it was one of the first skyscrapers in New York. Its pinnacles, arches and gargoyles, make it compare to cathedrals or Gothic castles where these features predominate and where you will feel seeing a building from another era.

NY Public Library

NY Public Library

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Undoubtedly one of the most emblematic buildings of New York, once you are in front of the New York Public Library you will see two imposing marble lions guarding this beautiful place in the Big Apple. The New York Public Library is the second largest library in the United States, with a collection of more than 3 million copies and an incredible history since its inauguration in the early 20th century. It has a neoclassical style, with a beautiful facade that shows how important the library is to the citizens of New York.

Hotel Waldorf – Astoria

Perhaps this is New York’s most iconic hotel, an emblem of the city, a historic place that has hosted kings, presidents, movie stars, rock stars and celebrities. In addition, a skyscraper influenced by art deco, one of the Big Apple’s most popular architectural styles, has appeared in many New York movies.  In addition to being one of the most beautiful buildings in New York, it is one of the most prestigious hotels in the world.

Museo Guggenheim

Museo Guggenheim

Museo Guggenheim – Source Ajay Suresh

This museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is an amazing building with a unique architecture that stands out from other buildings in New York. Inside the museum you will find hundreds of exhibitions dedicated to modern art, you will see works by artists such as Kandinsky and Mondrian.

The shape of the museum has a cylindrical structure, the interior of the museum is spiral-shaped, it was made so that people would walk through the museum and not miss anything. The Guggenheim Museum is one of New York’s landmarks.

In addition to New York’s emblematic buildings we also recommend visiting other places such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Terminal, The Uniesphere in Queens, High Line Park and the Statue of Liberty.