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  • 1 Chrysler Building Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    405 Lexington Ave. at E. 42nd St USA - New York, NY 10017

    In the late 1920s, automobile magnate Walter P. Chrysler commissioned architect William Van Alen to design th tallest building in the world. Completed in 1930, the striking Chrysler Building was indeed the tallest, rising to 1,048ft (77 stories)—unti..

  • 2 Rockefeller Center Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    5th Ave. (entre 48th et 51st St USA - New York, NY 10112

    Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, this "city within a city" encompasses more than a dozen harmoniously designed skyscrapers, a formal garden, public works of art, a world-famous skating rink, the headquarters of television giant NB..

  • 3 American Museum of Natural History Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    USA - New York, NY 10024

    A famed research facility, the AMNH makes the natural world as fascinating to today's young people as it was to those who never experienced television, air travel or the Internet. (It's not easy!) The vast halls present astounding collections of foss..

  • 4 The Cloisters Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    USA - New York, NY

    Built on a hilltop in a park overlooking the Hudson, the Cloisters (part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art) re-creates a fortified monastery by incorporating four reconstructed medieval cloisters. Housed within is an unrivaled collection of medieval ..

  • 5 Central Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    USA - New York, NY 10022

    Manhattan's beloved backyard, this 843-acre haven of greenery, light and air draws millions each year, residents and visitors alike. Siutated in the island's geographical center, Central Park measures 2.5mi long by half a mile wide, and is delightful..

  • 6 Frick Collection Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    1 East 70th St. USA - New York, NY 10021

    One of the world's most distinguished small museums, the Frick offers a unique opportunity to view an exceptional trove of Old Masters paintings, furnishings and decorative arts in the luxurious confines of a sumptuous mansion. Pittsburgh steel and r..

  • 7 GE Building Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    30 30 Rockefeller Plaza USA - New York, NY 10112

    This lithe 70-story skyscraper is Rockefeller Center's tallest and finest structure. It's well-known to American TV viewers as the headquarters of NBC television studios, which offers a popular studio tour. The top-floor observatory contains exhibits..

  • 8 Park Avenue Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New York, NY 10021

    Long an exclusive address for upperclass New York, this elegant avenue is almost entirely residential. Large apartment buildings attended by doormen face each other across the manicured median strip.

  • 9 Metropolitan Museum of Art Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Fifth Ave. at E. 82nd St. USA - New York, NY 10028

    The Met is the largest museum in the Western hemisphere, and the pride of New York. The collection embraces two million objects tracing 5,000 years of human history, divided inito nineteen curatorial departments; and offers a veritable encyclopedia o..

  • 10 Museum of Modern Art Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    11 West 53rd St. (entre 5th et 6th Ave.) USA - New York, NY 10019

    One of the world's preeminent cultural institutions, the MoMA offers an unparalleled overview of the modern visual arts, with collections encompassing painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, videos and the most comprehensive film ..

  • 11 Upper East Side Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New York, NY 10019

    Known primarily as an enclave for New York City's "old money," the Upper East Side developed in the late 19C, as rich industrialists including Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick began building mansions on the large lots along Fifth Avenue..

  • 12 Statue of Liberty Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Liberty Island USA - New York, NY 10004

    The Statue of Liberty, her torch upraised in welcome since 1886, was a gift to the US from the people of France. Alsatian sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi and French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel created the 225-ton, 151ft colossus. The observ..

  • 13 Empire State Building Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    350 Fifth Ave USA - New York, NY

    Strength and grace combine to make the Empire State Building the most famous sky­scraper in the world and the quintessential New York landmark. Topping out at 1,454 feet, it is the city's tallest building, and one of the few you can actually experien..

  • 14 Grand Central Terminal Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    À l’angle de Park Ave. South et 42nd St. USA - New York, NY 10017

    Often referred to as the "gateway to the nation,", this world-famous railroad terminal is a masterpiece of urban architecture. Today, more than 150,000 commuters a day pass through the terminal, which is a veritable city within a city. The ..

  • 15 St. Patrick's Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    5th Ave., entre 50th et 51st St USA - New York, NY 10022

    Construction on Saint Patrick's began in 1859 and was supposed to take eight years. Instead, thanks to the intrusion of the Civil War, it took 20. The church was dedicated in 1879 but was still not complete. The 330ft spires were added in 1888. St. P..

  • 16 Trinity Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    74 Trinity Place USA - New York, NY 10006

    Upon its completion in 1846, this was the tallest building in Manhattan. Today its graceful Gothic spire appears quaint, framed as it is by the tunnel of Wall Street skyscrapers that extend to the East River. Yet a feeling of tranquillity continues t..

  • 17 South Street Seaport Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    USA - New York, NY 10038

    This historic district encompasses an 11-block area of South Street along the East River just south of the Brooklyn Bridge. Hub of the city's worldwide shipping activities in the early 19C, it contains the largest concentration of early commercial bu..

  • 18 Federal Reserve Bank of New York Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    33 33 Liberty St USA - New York, NY 10038

    One of 12 US reserve banks in the country, the New York "Fed" makes for a fun and enlightening visit for those interested in the inner workings of the world financial system. Here you can see the Federal Reserve's gold vault, and the excell..

  • 19 Brooklyn Bridge Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - New York, NY 10038

    The first bridge (1883) to link Manhattan and Brooklyn, this famed structure was one of the great engineering triumphs of the 19C and the world's longest suspension bridge for 20 years. Stroll across it to enjoy one of the most dramatic walks in New ..

  • 20 Woolworth Building Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    233 233 Broadway USA - New York, NY 10038

    This 1913 skyscraper, the tallest in the world for 17 years, has been called a cathedral to commerce and it's no wonder. Standing 792 feet and one inch in height, the tower is ornamented with the gargoyles, flying buttresses and finials you're more l..

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