The most populous city in the United States, New York (or NY) is well known for architecturally significant buildings in a wide range of styles spanning distinct historical and cultural periods.  The building form mostly associated with the New York City is the skyscraper, which has shifted many commercial and residential districts from.  The city is filled with tall buildings, many of them stunningly beautiful.

Here is a list of the most significant structures NYC has to offer:

1. The Statue of Liberty National Monument

60 Most Famous Buildings in New York - The Statue of Liberty National Monument
Sunset view of the monument – The Statue of Liberty National Monument

Year: 1924
Type: Public
Sculptor: Frédéric Auguste Barthold

2. Empire State Building

60 Most Famous Buildings in New York - Empire State Building
Aerial view of the skyscraper – Empire State Building

Year: 1931
Type: Office building
Architect: Shreve, Lamb and Harmon

3. Chrysler Building

60 Most Famous Buildings in New York - Chrysler Building
Exterior view of the tower – Chrysler Building

Year: 1930
Type: Office
Architect: William Van Alen

4. One World Trade Center

60 Most Famous Buildings in New York - One World Trade Center
Exterior view – One World Trade Center

Year: 2013
Type: Office
Location: David Childs (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)

5. The Brooklyn Bridge

60 Most Famous Buildings in New York - The Brooklyn Bridge
Seen from Manhattan- The Brooklyn Bridge

Year: 1883
Type: Transportation
Designer: John Augustus Roebling

6. Woolworth Building

60 Most Famous Buildings in New York - Woolworth Building
A skyscraper with trees in foreground- Woolworth Building

Year:  1912
Type: Office
Architect: Cass Gilbert

7. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

60 Most Famous Buildings in New York - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Entrance Facade – Metropolitan Museum of Art

Year: 1870
Type: Museum

8. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

60 Most Famous Buildings in New York - The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
View from east – The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Year: 1859
Type: Private
Architect: F.A. Peterson

9. The Cathedral of St. Patrick

60 Most Famous Buildings in New York - The Cathedral of St. Patrick
Exterior view- The Cathedral of St. Patrick

Year: 1910
Type: Cathedral
Architect: James Renwick Jr.

10. Flatiron Building

60 Most Famous Buildings in New York - Flatiron Building
Aerial view – Flatiron Building

Year: 1902
Type: Office
Architect: D. H. Burnham & Co: Daniel Burnh

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