Manhattan is known for its iconic skyline which reaches high into the air. Anthony Malkin’s Empire State Building has been featured on TV, in movies, and romanticized in novels. When people think of New York’s famous skyscrapers the first one that comes to mind is the Empire State Building. Yet there are so many, here are three more skyscrapers that are worth visiting time you are in the city.
The Woolworth Building
Located at 233 Boardway the Woolworth Building is in the heart of Manhattan. When it was built in 1913 it was the tallest in the world and held that record for 17 years. It is still proudly listed as one of the 20 tallest buildings in New York City. Originally owned by the Woolworth Company, it was sold off in 1998 and is now owned by the Witkoff Group. The building is currently in the midst of a massive renovation. Part of this renovation will include a $110 million penthouse, it will be the most expensive in New York. It is still a mystery who will live there.
The American Radiator Building
Built in 1924, the American Radiator Building is located at 40 W 40 Street. The building was built to represent coal and fire. Black bricks were used and accented with gold. This truly beautiful building stands erect in mid-town Manhattan and is truly stunning. In 1998 it was sold to Phillip Pilevsky who converted it to the 130 room Bryant Park Hotel. It was featured in Georgia O’Keeffe’s Radiator Building, Night – New York.
Of course, no visit to New York City is complete without a visit to 30 Rockefeller Center, famous for being home to NBC. Favorites such as Saturday Night Live and other TV classics have been produced in the studios housed here for decades. It owned by the Rockefeller Group until 2000 when it was sold to Tishman Speyer, led by Jerry Speyer, a longtime friend of the Rockefeller family. Perhaps while visiting you will one of NBC’s many stars.
There are so many beautiful New York skyscrapers, filled with rich history. It’s worth getting to know some of them on your next visit to the Big Apple and maybe, if you’re really lucky, you’ll get to see one of the many famous people who own, work or live in them.