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New York is famous for tall architecture – skyscrapers – but also cultural buildings such as the Guggenheim and MoMA. Of all the cities in the United States of America, New York has more quality architecture and many of its buildings feature in the key histories of World Architecture. Famous architects that achieved major architecture works here include Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. Manhattan is based on a grid, with many interesting buildings by famous architects.

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e-architect select the most interesting Manhattan Building Designs. We cover completed Manhattan buildings but also major new building designs. We also feature NYC architecture competitions. The focus of the page is on contemporary New York buildings.

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Ten Key New York Buildings

NYC Buildings, alphabetical:

1. Statue of Liberty
Frederic Bartholdi
Statue of Liberty
photo © Andrew McRae
Statue of Liberty New York

2. Flatiron Building
Daniel Burnham Architect
Flatiron Building Manhattan
image © Isabelle Lomholt
Flatiron Building : the original New York skyscraper

3. Grand Central Station Building
Reed and Stem; Warren and Wetmore
Grand Central Station New York Architecture
picture © Tim Collins
Grand Central Station : famous architecture backdrop in many American films

4. Chrysler Building
William Van Alen Architect
Chrysler Building New York
photo © Joe Lekas
Chrysler Building : Art Deco skyscraper – world-famous symbol for New York

5. Empire State Building
Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Architects
Empire State Building
photograph © Andrew McRae
Empire State Building : 381m high skyscraper – famous New York landmark

6. Rockefeller Center
Raymond Hood, Architect
Rockefeller Center Manhattan
photo © Andrew McRae
Rockefeller Center New York

7. Guggenheim Museum, East Harlem
Frank Lloyd Wright Architect
Guggenheim Museum New York
photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York
Guggenheim New York : famous internal spiral ramp wraps around the atrium

8. Seagram Building
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Architect; Philip Johnson
Seagram Building

9. TWA Building, John F Kennedy International Airport
Eero Saarinen, Architect
TWA Building : futuristic organic architecture

10. Whitney Museum, Upper East Side
Marcel Breuer, Architect
Whitney Museum Building

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Key NYC Building Designs, alphabetical:

23 East 22nd Street, Flatiron district
23 East 22nd Street New York Architecture
skyscraper image from OMA
23 East 22nd Street

56 Leonard Street
Herzog & de Meuron
56 Leonard Street New York Architecture
image © Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, 2008
56 Leonard Street

200 Greenwich Street, WTC Tower 2
Foster + Partners
200 Greenwich Street
picture : Foster + Partners
200 Greenwich Street Buildings

AT&T Building, central Manhattan
Philip Johnson, Architect with John Burgee
AT&T Building New York
photograph : Isabelle Lomholt
AT&T Building : Postmodern architecture

BLUE Residential Tower, Lower East Side
Bernard Tschumi
BLUE Residential Tower
photo : Peter Mauss/ESTO
New York residential building

Dream Downtown Hotel, Chelsea
Handel Architects
Dream Downtown Hotel
photograph : Bruce Damonte
Dream Downtown Hotel

Giorgio Armani, Fifth Avenue
Massimiliano Fuksas Architects
Armani Fifth Avenue
picture courtesy of Studio Fuksas
Giorgio Armani New York

Hearst Building
Foster + Partners
Hearst Building
photograph © Andrew McRae
Hearst Building

IAC Headquarters, Chelsea
Frank Gehry Architect
IAC Headquarters Manhattan
picture © 2008 Gehry Partners LLP
IAC Headquarters Manhattan

LVMH Building
Christian de Portzamparc Architect
LVMH Building - New York Architecture
photo : Wade Zimmerman
LVMH Building

Museum of Modern Art – MoMA project
Yoshio Taniguchi with KPF Architecture
MoMA New York Architecture
picture © Andrew McRae
MoMA New York

New Museum of Contemporary Art, SoHo
SANAA architects
Manhattan Art Gallery
photograph from SANAA
Manhattan Art Gallery

New York Times Building, Manhattan
Renzo Piano / FXFOWLE
New York Times Building
photo © Andrew McRae
New York Times headquarters

Prada Store New York
Rem Koolhaas, Architect / OMA
Prada Shop New York
photo : Armin Linke
Prada New York

Sperone Westwater Gallery, 257 Bowery
Foster + Partners
Sperone Westwater Gallery New York Architecture
image : Foster + Partners
Sperone Westwater Gallery

The Standard New York
Polshek Partnership
The Standard Hotel New York
photo © Nikolas Koenig/Hotels AB
The Standard New York

Time Warner Center
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architects
Time Warner Center
photograph © Andrew McRae
Time Warner Center

World Financial Center, Lower Manhattan
Design: various architects
World Financial Center New York Architecture
picture © Andrew McRae
World Trade Center towers

UN Building : classic Modernist Architecture
Architects : Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer

Freedom Tower skyscraper, Lower Manhattan
David Childs of SOM Architects; Daniel Libeskind Architects

Lever Building
Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) Architects

Times Square
Times Square
photograph © Tim Collins

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