Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

1. Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center

9.1
Concert Hall · Lincoln Square · 1941 Broadway (65th St btwn Broadway & Amsterdam), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Designed by architect Pietro Belluschi (with associate architects Eduardo Catalano and Helge Westermann). Acoustic design by Heinrich Keilholz. Located in the Juilliard Building.

Apple Store, Grand Central is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

2. Apple Store, Grand Central

8.9
Electronics Store · Midtown East · 45 Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Fastest and best Genius bar in the city, and what a view! The melding of Apple's aesthetic and Grand Central's shouldn't work at all—but it does.

The Ansonia is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

3. The Ansonia

Building · Upper West Side · 2109 Broadway (btwn 73rd & 74th St.), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Designed 1899. Once had a farm on its roof. Formerly a hotel, now a condo. Home to New York campus of American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Much more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ansonia

Apple Store, Fifth Avenue is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

4. Apple Store, Fifth Avenue

9.2
Electronics Store · Midtown East · 767 5th Ave (btwn E 58th & E 59th St), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: It's all about the exterior here - the building's simultaneous presence and absence, the play between its ghostly structuralism and the solid masonry of the Plaza Hotel across the street.

Asser Levy Recreation Center is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

5. Asser Levy Recreation Center

7.4
Gym · Kips Bay · 392 Asser Levy Pl (East 23rd Street), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Dating from the days when New York tenements lacked indoor plumbing, these lovely, Roman-inspired public baths still stand. Architects: Arnold W. Brunner and William Martin Aiken, 1906.

Astor Place is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

6. Astor Place

7.6
Plaza · NoHo · Astor Pl. (btwn Lafayette St. & 4th Ave.), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Wikipedia: "Completed in 1904, it is one of the original twenty-eight stations in the [subway] system. The station is on the List of Registered Historic Places in New York."

Avery Fisher Hall is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

7. Avery Fisher Hall

9.2
Concert Hall · Lincoln Square · 10 Lincoln Center Plz (at 65th St. & Broadway), New York, NY

HISTORYHISTORY: Designed by Max Abramovitz, the hall opened in 1962 as Philharmonic Hall, as the new home concert venue of the New York Philharmonic, after the orchestra moved from Carnegie Hall.

Bank of America Tower is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

8. Bank of America Tower

Building · Theater District · 1 Bryant Park (btwn 42nd St. & 6th Ave.), New York, NY

Bloomberg TVBloomberg TV: Hear something buzzing? The Bank of America Tower has a 5.1 megawatt generation system that produces 70% of the tower's annual energy needs.

Baruch College - William & Anita Newman Library is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

9. Baruch College - William & Anita Newman Library

College Library · Kips Bay · 151 E 25th St (btwn Lexington & 3rd Ave.), New York, NY

adrienne b.adrienne bricker: I love the study pods on floor 3. I get tons of work done there!

Bayard-Condict Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

10. Bayard-Condict Building

Office · NoHo · 65 Bleecker St (Bway & Crosby), New York, NY

Jacob S.Jacob Shemkovitz: Only Louis Sullivan building in New York City; one of the first steel skeleton skyscrapers

Beekman Place is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

11. Beekman Place

Neighborhood · New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Quiet street and neighborhood at the eastern edge of Manhattan, on a bluff overlooking FDR Drive. Apartments here had private East River boat docks in the 1920s! They're gone but the serenity lingers.

The Beresford is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

12. The Beresford

Building · Upper West Side · 211 Central Park W (81'st street), New York, NY

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Designed by architect Emery Roth in 1929. Italian Renaissance style. Prices range from $2.5MM-$31MM (w/maximum allowable financing of 50%). Famous tenants include Jerry Seinfeld. More info in our blog Read more.

Bethesda Fountain is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

13. Bethesda Fountain

9.5
Sculpture Garden · Central Park · Terrace Dr (at Central Park), New York, NY

HISTORYHISTORY: Designed by Emma Stebbins and dedicated in 1873, this fountain was the only sculpture commissioned as part of Central Park’s original design. Its official name is “Angel of the Waters.”

Brooklyn Bridge is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

14. Brooklyn Bridge

9.6
Bridge · Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: One of the world's finest works of architecture, designed by engineers. Crossing it on foot is one of the great urban experiences.

Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

15. Brooklyn Bridge Park

9.7
Park · Brooklyn Heights · Main St (Plymouth St), Brooklyn, NY

NYC ParksNYC Parks: Watch the sun set over Manhattan as the East River glistens before you.

Brooklyn Navy Yard is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

16. Brooklyn Navy Yard

9.0
Factory · Brooklyn Navy Yard · 63 Flushing Ave (at Cumberland St), Brooklyn, NY

City of New YorkCity of New York: One of Brooklyn’s premier economic engines since 1801, the Brooklyn Navy Yard is now home to BLDG 92, a fascinating exhibition space and visitor’s center that pays tribute to the Yard’s history.

Bryant Park is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

17. Bryant Park

9.6
Park · Midtown Manhattan · E 42nd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Manhattan's only formal French garden design, ringed by noble architecture including Raymond Hood's American Radiator Building and The New York Public Library. A soothing respite from the hectic city.

Bryant Park Hotel is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

18. Bryant Park Hotel

7.7
Hotel · Midtown East · 40 W 40th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Adjoining Bryant Park, John Howells and Raymond Hood's 1924 chocolate skyscraper inspired a Georgia O'Keefe masterpiece and was itself inspired by Eliel Saarinen's unbuilt Chicago Tribune entry.

Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage) is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

19. Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage)

9.3
Concert Hall · Theater District · 881 7th Ave (at W 57th St), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The best concert auditorium in NYC hosts the world’s greatest orchestras, instrumentalists and singers. Lately, prominent world-music acts and even rock bands have been added to the mix. Read more.

Cast Iron District is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

20. Cast Iron District

Historic Site · SoHo · New York, NY

Jacob S.Jacob Shemkovitz: Believed to be the largest existing collection of late 19th-century cast iron facades in the world

Castle Clinton National Monument is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

21. Castle Clinton National Monument

8.0
Historic Site · Financial District · Battery Park, New York, NY

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Last of 5 forts built in NYC for War of 1812. Erected by students of Columbia University. Site of NY Aquarium until 1941. Now host to ferries to Liberty and Ellis Islands. More info avail via our blog Read more.

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

22. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

9.3
Church · West Harlem · 1047 Amsterdam Ave (at W 112th St.), New York, NY

Rob D.Rob DePasquale: The largest "GOTHIC" Cathedral in the world, not the largest Cathedral! Think of Dracula's castle when thinking "Gothic Cathedral"...

Center for Architecture is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

23. Center for Architecture

8.8
Art Gallery · Greenwich Village · 536 Laguardia Pl (btwn Bleecker & W. 3rd), New York, NY

Gil L.Gil Lopez: Check the AIA New York calendar of events & come listen to some of the greatest architects in the world give talks and moderated lectures. Read more.

Chanin Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

24. Chanin Building

Building · Midtown East · 122 E 42nd St, New York, NY

Cristina F.Cristina Francisco-McGuire: beautiful art deco building now houses offices

Central Park is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

25. Central Park

9.7
Park · Central Park · 59th St to 110th St (5th Ave to Central Park West), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: This manmade park, seemingly a welcome bit of nature against NYC's harsh conditions and strict grid, is actually a masterpiece of architecture. Every detail, down to the smallest rock, was planned.

Central Park - 97th St Transverse is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

26. Central Park - 97th St Transverse

6.4
Outdoors & Recreation · Central Park · New York

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: A sunken roadway through the park, often called the 97th Street Transverse road or Transverse Road #4, connects the East and West Sides via 96th and 97th Streets.

Central Park West is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

27. Central Park West

9.5
Park · Upper West Side · Central Park West (59 St to 110 Street), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: The mirror to the East Side's Fifth Avenue across the Park. Some of the West Side's most elegant buildings may be found here, including The Beresford, The Dakota, The Majestic, and The San Remo.

The Campbell Apartment is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

28. The Campbell Apartment

8.7
Cocktail Bar · Midtown East · 15 Vanderbilt Ave (Grand Central Terminal), New York, NY

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: A very cool concept, enter this hidden lounge and be transported into a classic '20s era with snazzy jazz old-school décor. Try their signature drink, Prohibition Punch.

Chase Bank is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

29. Chase Bank

7.5
Bank · Financial District · 28 Liberty St (at Pine St.), New York, NY

Jay D.Jay Denson: Tell security you need to use the ATM in order to gain access.

Chelsea Market is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

30. Chelsea Market

9.4
Market · Chelsea · 75 9th Ave (btwn 15th & 16th St), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: If you’re into architecture, check out the original elements from the National Biscuit Company that still remain on site like ornate classical ironwork and mosaic monograms over 15th Street entryways. Read more.

Chrysler Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

31. Chrysler Building

9.2
Building · Turtle Bay · 405 Lexington Ave (at E 42nd St), New York, NY

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Unfortunately this beautiful Art Deco building’s observation deck has been closed since 1945. The marble lobby is open to visitors though, and it’s free!

Chrysler Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

32. Chrysler Building

9.2
Building · Turtle Bay · 405 Lexington Ave (at E 42nd St), New York, NY

Cooper S.Cooper Smith: For a sans-tourist view of the NYC skyline, tell security you're going to Zen Dentistry on the 69th floor. Once there, ask if they take your insurance. While they research, enjoy the view & take pics Read more.

Citigroup Center is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

33. Citigroup Center

Building · Midtown East · 153 E 53rd St (btwn Lexington & 3rd Ave.), New York, NY

Rebecca B.Rebecca Brown: Built in 1977 and designed by Architect, Hugh Stubbins. Height is 915 ft (279 m). Fact; Changes during construction led to a finished product that was structurally unsound.

CitySpire is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

34. CitySpire

Building · Theater District · 156 W 56th St, New York, NY

HISTORYHISTORY: This is the ninth-tallest building in New York City and the 39th tallest in the U.S. At completion, it was revealed that the building exceeded its height limit by approx 14 feet.

The Cloisters is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

35. The Cloisters

9.5
Museum · Hudson Heights · 99 Margaret Corbin Dr (at Fort Tryon Pl), New York, NY

BLOUIN ARTINFOBLOUIN ARTINFO: Portions of five medieval French cloisters were combined to create this treasure that is run by the Met. Make sure to visit the "unicorn tapestry," which made a guest appearance in "Harry Potter."

Columbia University is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

36. Columbia University

University · Morningside Heights · 116th St & Broadway, New York, NY

John M.John Morrison: Go here late at night and just sit on the sundial, take in the architecture and relax. If you need a bathroom, ask a security guard, they'll let you into the law school.

The Cooper Union is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

37. The Cooper Union

College Academic Building · NoHo · 41 Cooper Sq (at E. 7th St.), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: New (and controversial) design by Morphosis: "First LEED-certified academic laboratory building in New York City. With a Platinum rating, the [project boasts] advanced green building initiatives."

The Dakota is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

38. The Dakota

8.9
Residential Building (Apartment / Condo) · Upper West Side · 1 W 72nd St (at Central Park West), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Luxurious, moody UWS coop building designed by Henry Hardenbergh (1884). John Lennon was shot and Rosemary's Baby was filmed here. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dakota

The Daily News Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

39. The Daily News Building

Office · Midtown East · 220 E 42nd St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY

iFanboyiFanboy: If you listen closely you can hear J. Jonah Jameson yelling at Peter Parker in the building that served as inspiration for the Daily Bugle in the Spider-Man comics from Marvel Comics.

DUMBO is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

40. DUMBO

Neighborhood · Brooklyn, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Amazing views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and Lower Manhattan can be had from Dumbo and adjoining Brooklyn Bridge Park. Plus great neighborhood for design, startups, coffee, and boho chic.

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

41. Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

7.9
History Museum · Inwood · 4881 Broadway (204th), New York, NY

Jacob S.Jacob Shemkovitz: Only remaining farmhouse in Manhattan

Edward Durrel Stone House is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

42. Edward Durrel Stone House

Home (private) · Upper East Side · New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Home of famed midcentury New York architect, best remembered today for 2 Columbus Circle, elements of whose design this building echoes.

Egyptian Art @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

43. Egyptian Art @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

9.2
Art Gallery · Central Park · 1000 5th Ave (82nd Street), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Experience the dimly lit, claustrophobically narrow tombs and ponder art (and a great civilization) from 2,000-3,000 years in the past.

11 Madison Ave is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

44. 11 Madison Ave

Building · NoMad · 11 Madison Ave (btwn E 24th St & E 25th St), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Better known to architecture fans as the Metropolitan Life North Building designed by Harvey Wiley Corbett. Foursquare updated the nomenclature to "11 Madison Avenue" because of the swanky restaurant.

1185 Park Ave is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

45. 1185 Park Ave

Residential Building (Apartment / Condo) · Carnegie Hill · New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Imposing Moorish-Gothic melange; the only East Side building to emulate the West Side convention of the block-wide courtyard building cluster (e.g. Ansonia, Dakota). Classic prewar apartments within.

Empire State Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

46. Empire State Building

9.3
Building · Koreatown · 350 5th Ave (btwn 33rd & 34th St), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: New York's most famous skyscraper, and arguably its most iconic landmark. 'Famous for being tall, but deserves to be famous for being good,' Paul Goldberger opined in the 1970s. He's right.

Empire State Building 86th Floor Observation Deck is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

47. Empire State Building 86th Floor Observation Deck

8.9
Scenic Lookout · Koreatown · 350 5th Ave (btwn 33rd & 34th St), New York, NY

Garrett S.Garrett Stewart: Get your tickets online. Get EXPRESS! They treat you like a celebrity, worth it!

Empire State Building 102nd Floor Observatory is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

48. Empire State Building 102nd Floor Observatory

9.0
Scenic Lookout · Koreatown · 350 5th Ave (btwn 33rd & 34th St), New York, NY

Kekoa K.Kekoa Kuhia: Get the Express Pass. On busy days it is well worth it because you skip ALL the lines! It saved us 2 to 3 hours.

Equitable Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

49. Equitable Building

Building · Financial District · 120 Broadway (at Liberty St), New York, NY

Jacob S.Jacob Shemkovitz: One of the earliest skyscrapers in Manhattan; profoundly influenced later skyscraper design

Federal Hall National Memorial is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

50. Federal Hall National Memorial

8.4
Historic Site · Financial District · 26 Wall St (Broad St.), New York, NY

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: 1st US Capitol. Washington took his oath for presidency here. Seen in movies Ghost and Kramer vs. Kramer. Statue outside by John Quincy Adams Ward (see pediment on NY Stock Exchg). More via our blog Read more.

Flatiron Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

51. Flatiron Building

9.5
Building · Flatiron District · 175 5th Ave (at E 23rd St), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Beloved early (1902) skyscraper whose peculiar shape reflects its wedge-shaped site at the intersection of 23rd Street, 5th Ave, & Broadway - a remarkable piece of urbanism. Jewel of Mad Square Park.

Flatiron District is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

52. Flatiron District

Neighborhood · New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: There is fine architecture in every block of this resurrected old shopping district filled with design and fashion studios and startups.

Fifth Avenue is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

53. Fifth Avenue

9.5
Street · Midtown East · New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Start at the Plaza and walk up to 110th: Central Park to your left, an unbroken masonry line of fine buildings to your right. Or walk down from 57th to Madison Square Park. Two great NYC experiences!

55 Central Park West (Ghostbusters Building) is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

54. 55 Central Park West (Ghostbusters Building)

Building · Central Park · 55 Central Park W (at 65th St.), New York, NY

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Ghostbusters Building. Dana Barrett lived on 22nd floor. Buddy the Elf's dad lived here too. 1930 bldg with brick that gets lighter going up to give impression of constant sun. Read more in our blog. Read more.

Former Claremont Riding Academy is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

55. Former Claremont Riding Academy

Historic Site · Upper West Side · 175 W 89th St (Amsterdam Ave), New York, NY

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Until 2007 this was the site of oldest stable in NYC which provided riding lessons since 1889. Riders could rent horses to ride in Central Park. Kennedys learned to ride here. More info in our blog Read more.

Fort Tryon Park is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

56. Fort Tryon Park

9.5
Park · Hudson Heights · 1 Margaret Corbin Dr, New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The best place to forget that you’re in NYC is crammed with gardens, forests and other quiet nooks that are perfect for chilling out. No visit here is complete without a stop by the Cloisters. Read more.

Fuller Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

57. Fuller Building

Building · Midtown East · 595 Madison Ave (58th), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Art deco skyscraper built for the Fuller Construction Company in 1929 after they moved out of the Flatiron Building. Get off on the 38th floor and head upstairs for wonderful window views.

Comcast Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

58. Comcast Building

Building · Rockefeller Center · 30 Rockefeller Plz (btwn 49th & 50th St.), New York, NY

John Z.John Z: Architecturally superb on the outside, with provocative homoerotic socialist-themed artwork inside.

Grace Episcopal Church is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

59. Grace Episcopal Church

Church · Greenwich Village · 802 Broadway (btw E 10th and E 11th), New York, NY

Jacob S.Jacob Shemkovitz: Gothic Revival masterpiece designed by James Renwick, Jr.

Gramercy Park is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

60. Gramercy Park

9.0
Park · Gramercy Park · btwn Gramercy Park N & S (btwn Gramercy Park E & W), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: The part of Manhattan that's most like London. Many fine 19th & early 20th century houses and apartments surround a private park. Urban plan 1831, Samuel Ruggles.

Grand Central Terminal is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

61. Grand Central Terminal

9.3
Train Station · Midtown East · 87 E 42nd St (btwn Vanderbilt & Park Ave), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Gazing awestruck at the constellations on the high vaulted ceiling of the cavernous Main Concourse was a defining aesthetic experience of my childhood. You're welcome.

Governors Island is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

62. Governors Island

9.3
Island · Governors Island · New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Look west to see the august face of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, or stop at the northern end of the island to gaze at lower Manhattan and the recently topped-off One World Trade Center. Read more.

Grand Central Oyster Bar is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

63. Grand Central Oyster Bar

8.7
Seafood Restaurant · Midtown East · 89 E 42nd St (Grand Central Terminal), New York, NY

Tristan L.Tristan Louis: Stand in one corner in front of the Oyster Bar at Grand Central and have a friend stand on the other side and whisper. the other person can hear you...

Hearst Tower is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

64. Hearst Tower

Building · Hell's Kitchen · 300 W 57th St (at 8th Ave), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: 6-story base, designed 1928 by Joseph Urban, commissioned directly by William Randolph Hearst. 46-story tower designed by Norman Foster, was 1st skyscraper to break ground in NYC after 9/11.

The Helmsley Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

65. The Helmsley Building

Building · Midtown East · 230 Park Ave. (at E 45th St.), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Built 1929 as New York Central Building. Conceived as part of Grand Central grouping; designed by Warren & Wetmore, architects of Grand Central Terminal. Contains portals for foot and auto traffic.

High Line is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

66. High Line

9.6
Park · Chelsea · btwn Gansevoort & W 34th St (btwn 10th & 12th Ave), New York, NY

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: An indie park, an anti-campus. Chelsea boys, JDaters, and pretty women, dressed in rompers, promenade in front of people-watchers, perched like fashion editors on wooden benches. Read more.

IAC is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

67. IAC

Building · Chelsea · 555 W 18th St (at West Side Hwy.), New York, NY

E.  Michael H.E. Michael Harrington: This is the most beautiful & stunningly designed building in Manhattan – New York’s only Frank Gehry. It’s especially amazing at night.http://bit.ly/cNK0nS

International Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

68. International Building

Office · Rockefeller Center · 630 5th Ave (50th), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Part of the impeccable Rockefeller Center complex; famous for its Atlas Statue.

Kips Bay Towers North is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

69. Kips Bay Towers North

Residential Building (Apartment / Condo) · Kips Bay · 330 E 33rd St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Poured concrete Brutalist modernism courtesy of I. M. Pei, 1957-63 and Title I of the Federal housing act of 1949.

Lever House is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

70. Lever House

7.7
Building · Midtown East · 390 Park Ave (btw 53rd & 54th St.), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Quintessential Miesian International Style glass box skyscraper. Gordon Bunshaft & Natalie de Blois, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, 1952. NYC's first curtain wall skyscraper.

Union Rat - Lever House ("The New Colossus") is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

71. Union Rat - Lever House ("The New Colossus")

Public Art · Midtown East · New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Lever House on Park Avenue hosts this cast-bronze sculpture, “The New Colossus,” created by art collective the Bruce High Quality Foundation, based on inflatable union scab rats.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

72. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

9.6
Performing Arts Venue · Lincoln Square · 70 Lincoln Center Plz (btwn Columbus & 10th Ave), New York, NY

Lincoln CenterLincoln Center: From the Archives: On May 14, 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower broke ground for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Lincoln Center Plaza (Josie Robertson Plaza) is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

73. Lincoln Center Plaza (Josie Robertson Plaza)

9.4
Plaza · Lincoln Square · Columbus Ave. (btwn W 63rd & W 64th St.), New York, NY

Diego R.Diego Rufo: Lincoln Center is a group of buildings that holds one of the largest complexes for performing arts.The complex is also very worth seeing even if you’re not interested in performing arts. Read more.

Lipstick Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

74. Lipstick Building

Office · Midtown East · 885 3rd Ave (53rd St), New York, NY

HISTORYHISTORY: This unique 34 floor skyscraper was completed in 1986 and was once home to Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities on the 17th through 19th floors.

The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

75. The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park

8.6
American Restaurant · Central Park · East 72nd St. & Park Drive North (Central Park), New York, NY

ThePurplePassport.comThePurplePassport.com: The Boathouse is one of those surreally rural-feeling places. Were it not for the eclectic, oh-so Manhattan clientele & those skyscraper glimpses, you could easily forget that you were in the city. Read more.

Low Memorial Library is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

76. Low Memorial Library

College Administrative Building · Morningside Heights · 535 W 116th St (Columbia University), New York, NY

Jacob S.Jacob Shemkovitz: First building on Morningside Heights campus; capped by largest freestanding granite dome in U.S.

Macy's is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

77. Macy's

8.3
Department Store · Garment District · 151 W 34th St (btwn 7th Ave & Broadway), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Ride vintage wooden escalators dating back to 1902. Look for them on the Broadway side of the shop between the eighth and ninth floors. Read more.

Macy's is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

78. Macy's

8.3
Department Store · Garment District · 151 W 34th St (btwn 7th Ave & Broadway), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: "World's largest store." The wooden escalators, still working, date back to 1902. A mind blowing store for kids to visit, especially at Christmas.

Madison Square Park is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

79. Madison Square Park

9.5
Park · NoMad · Madison Ave (btwn E 23rd & E 26th St), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: A glorious park that is just the right size for the city, ringed by (mostly) great architecture that interacts pleasingly with the park's views of nature. A mini-Centra Park, if you will.

The Majestic is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

80. The Majestic

Residential Building (Apartment / Condo) · Upper West Side · 115 Central Park W, New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: One of Irwin Chanin's Central Park West Machine Age, twin-towered masterpieces (the other is the Century).

The Majestic is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

81. The Majestic

Home (private) · Lincoln Square · New York, NY

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: Art-Deco twin-towered apartment complex. Built 1930-31. In Mar-2010 Conan O'Brien had his 17th/18th story penthouse on market for $35MM which included 8 baths & 7 bedroom. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more.

Manhattanhenge is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

82. Manhattanhenge

Other Great Outdoors · Garment District · Any avenue (All cross streets), Manhattan, NY

Sasha V.Sasha Valle: Find a street with an unobstructed view to the west side and enjoy a sunset unlike any other!

McGraw-Hill Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

83. McGraw-Hill Building

Office · Garment District · 330 W 42nd St (Between 8th and 9th Aves.), New York, NY

Jacob S.Jacob Shemkovitz: Landmark Art Deco building; first U.S. building in International Style

The Great Hall at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

84. The Great Hall at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

9.1
Art Museum · Central Park · 1000 5th Ave (Cebu Business Park), New York, NY

Zeynep Z.Zeynep Z: Nice architecture!

Medieval Art @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

85. Medieval Art @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.6
Art Gallery · Central Park · New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Much of the architecture in this section of the Met echoes the objects it contains. There are dim halls where you're not just looking at medieval objects—you feel that you're back in medieval times.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

86. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

9.7
Art Museum · Upper East Side · 1000 5th Ave (btwn E 80th & E 84th St), New York, NY

Adam C.Adam Cunningham: The period rooms in the American Wing are the best kept secret.

The Metropolitan Opera is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

87. The Metropolitan Opera

9.5
Opera House · Lincoln Square · 70 Lincoln Center Plz (at Columbus Ave & 64th St), New York, NY

Carlin W.Carlin Wragg: World-class performances aside, the Met boasts NYC's must stunning chandeliers. The 2009 restoration of the lobby's starbursts was underwritten by Swarovski -- so you know they're gonna sparkle. Read more.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

88. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

9.7
Art Museum · Upper East Side · 1000 5th Ave (btwn E 80th & E 84th St), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The best place to gawk at priceless art has a collection that is seemingly endless, spanning creepy Egyptian tombs to the shimmering Impressionist paintings to an unparalleled costume collection. Read more.

Midtown Manhattan is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

89. Midtown Manhattan

Neighborhood · Manhattan, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Iconic Manhattan—from the Chrysler to the Empire State Building, from Grand Central to the Plaza Hotel and the Apple Store, it's all here!

The Morgan Library & Museum is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

90. The Morgan Library & Museum

9.4
Museum · Murray Hill · 225 Madison Ave (at E 36th St.), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: JP Morgan collected art treasures and rare manuscripts in his mansion with adjoining library. New architecture unifies the buildings and collections into a quietly awe-inspiring experience.

Morris Jumel Mansion is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

91. Morris Jumel Mansion

7.9
History Museum · Washington Heights · 65 Jumel Ter (btwn 160th &162nd St), New York, NY

Jacob S.Jacob Shemkovitz: Oldest building in Manhattan

MTA Subway - Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall/Chambers St (J/Z/4/5/6) is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

92. MTA Subway - Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall/Chambers St (J/Z/4/5/6)

Metro Station · Downtown Manhattan · Centre St. (at Chambers St.), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: See the old City Hall stop, one of NYC’s most majestic stations with vaulted ceilings and Art Nouveau skylights. Stay on the downtown 6 as it passes through the station on its way to the uptown track. Read more.

Municipal Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

93. Municipal Building

Uncategorized · Astoria · 1 Centre st I N, New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Best viewed at sunset, walking up Broadway from Wall Street. Designed 1907 by McKim, Mead and White, 1st building to include NYC subway station in its base. Its majesty belies its pedestrian uses.

Murray Hill is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

94. Murray Hill

Neighborhood · New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Architecturally, the neighborhood is best appreciated between Madison & Lexington Aves from 35th to 37th Streets -- quiet blocks of noble brownstones and townhouses.

Museum of the City of New York is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

95. Museum of the City of New York

9.1
History Museum · East Harlem · 1220 5th Ave (at E 103rd St), New York, NY

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Perfect for visitors and locals alike. Learn about the rich history of NYC through photos, film, and actual living spaces.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

96. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

9.5
Art Museum · Midtown East · 11 W 53rd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Serene art viewing experience; superb art, media, design, and architecture collections; sure. But MoMA is also a transcendent architectural (and New York) experience.

New American Wing is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

97. New American Wing

7.7
Art Gallery · Central Park · 1000 5th Ave (E. 83rd St.), New York, NY

Marcia F.Marcia Fosnot: Allow plenty of time.

New York by Gehry is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

98. New York by Gehry

Residential Building (Apartment / Condo) · Financial District · 8 Spruce St, New York, NY

Pierre V.Pierre Valade: At 870 feet tall, New York by Gehry is the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere and a singular addition to the iconic Manhattan skyline. Read more.

New York Life Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

99. New York Life Building

Office · NoMad · 51 Madison Ave (btwn 26th & 27th Streets), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Its gold dome, visible from Flatiron, Gramercy, East Village, Murray Hill, Kips Bay, etc, casts a protective aura. Designed by Cass Gilbert of Woolworth Building fame in 1926. His last NYC skyscraper.

New York Public Library is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

100. New York Public Library

9.5
Library · Midtown East · 476 5th Ave (Stephen A. Schwarzman Building), New York, NY

VeBoxVeBox: Filled with as much great art and history as many museums, the New York Public Library is a great stop on a day where your schedule isn't swamped. Step inside & discover all the hidden gems it holds.

New York Public Library - Jefferson Market is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

101. New York Public Library - Jefferson Market

8.9
Library · West Village · 425 Avenue of the Americas (at 10th St.), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Long a West Village neighborhood anchor, this 1876 Ruskian Gothic by Frederick Clarke Withers and Calvert Vaux was a courthouse until Giorgio Cavaglieri remodeled it into a library in 1967.

New York Public Library is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

102. New York Public Library

9.5
Library · Midtown East · 476 5th Ave (Stephen A. Schwarzman Building), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Renowned by scholars as one of the world's great research libraries. Loved by New Yorkers for the lions (Patience and Fortitude), the architecture, and beautiful Bryant Park in its back yard.

New York Public Library - Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

103. New York Public Library - Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)

8.7
Library · Garment District · 188 Madison Ave (at 34th St.), New York, NY

New York Public LibraryNew York Public Library: Manage your Library account on the go! Download our free iPhone app and register at nypl.bibliocommons.com. Read more.

NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 1st Dept is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

104. NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 1st Dept

Courthouse · NoMad · 27 Madison Ave (at E 25th St.), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Small-scale Beaux-Arts, designed James Brown Lord, 1900. (Addition: Rogers and Butler, 1954.) 'As if Grand Central ... had shrunk itself to dollhouse size and invited us in to play.' -Paul Goldberger

New York Stock Exchange is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

105. New York Stock Exchange

8.2
Financial or Legal Service · Financial District · 11 Wall St (btwn Broadway & Broad St), New York, NY

Jacob S.Jacob Shemkovitz: One of the first securities markets in the U.S.; still the world's largest

New York Supreme Court is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

106. New York Supreme Court

Courthouse · Downtown Manhattan · 60 Centre St (at Worth St), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Designed 1919, architect Guy Lowell. Monumental Neoclassical exterior (100-foot-wide steps, 10 fluted Corinthian columns) leads to painfully slow Security line. Save time by entering via back door.

New York Times Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

107. New York Times Building

Building · Theater District · 620 8th Ave (at W 40th St), New York, NY

michael d.michael donohoe: Checkout 'Movable Type', a media arts installation, in building lobby. Coordinated real-time fragments of quotes, archives, questions, numbers and geographic information.

New York Times Center is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

108. New York Times Center

8.9
Event Space · Theater District · 242 W 41st St (btwn 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY

Toni H.Toni Hull: Amazing venue and staff!

New York Yacht Club is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

109. New York Yacht Club

8.4
Social Club · Midtown East · 37 W 44th St (5th Ave), New York, NY

Jacob S.Jacob Shemkovitz: Oldest yachting club in U.S.; longtime home of the America's Cup

NYU Brown Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

110. NYU Brown Building

College Academic Building · Greenwich Village · 29 Washington Pl (btw Greene St and Washington Sq E), New York, NY

Amnesty InternationalAmnesty International: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire happened here in 1911 & cost the lives of 146 workers-- mostly immigrant women. From the fire's ashes grew an activist movement that improved safety conditions.

One Madison Avenue is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

111. One Madison Avenue

Building · NoMad · 1 Madison Ave, New York, NY

Jacob S.Jacob Shemkovitz: Metropolitan Life Insurance Tower - Tallest building in the world 1909-13; still part of the skyline a century later

One Park Ave is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

112. One Park Ave

Office · Kips Bay · (at E 33rd St), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Twenty story office tower completed 1922 to plans by architects York & Sawyer. Gothic vaulted ceilings in lobby; carved, gold-plated elevator doors; this place has everything.

One World Observatory is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

113. One World Observatory

8.7
Scenic Lookout · Financial District · 1 World Trade Ctr (at Vesey St), New York, NY

Christopher W.Christopher Woods: You really can see forever! 45 seconds and the elevator takes you up 102 floors. Very much enjoyed our visit.

One World Trade Center is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

114. One World Trade Center

9.5
Building · Financial District · 1 World Trade Ctr (btwn Fulton & West St), New York, NY

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: 1 World Trade Center will reach the symbolic height of 1776 feet becoming the tallest building in the United States. Read more.

Players Club is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

115. Players Club

7.7
Social Club · Gramercy Park · 16 Gramercy Park S (btwn Park Ave. & Irving Pl.), New York, NY

Michael J.D. W.Michael J.D. Warner: Your trip to the Player's Club isn't complete without a visit to the top floor bedroom, which contains a human skull!

The Plaza Hotel is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

116. The Plaza Hotel

9.5
Hotel · Midtown East · 768 5th Ave (at Central Park S), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Where Cary Grant got into trouble in North by Northwest - and Eloise frolicked. Once NYC's most famous luxury hotel, now a hybrid hotel/condo. It was glorious in the 1960s, a bit shabby in the 2000s. Read more.

Plunge Rooftop Bar & Lounge is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

117. Plunge Rooftop Bar & Lounge

8.5
Hotel Bar · Meatpacking District · 18 9th Ave (at W 13th St), New York, NY

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Expect long lines and expensive drinks – although we love the Bloody Mother. However, you’ll be rewarded with fantastic 360-degree views and, maybe, a dip in the pool.

Radio City Music Hall is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

118. Radio City Music Hall

9.4
Concert Hall · Rockefeller Center · 1260 Avenue of the Americas (at W 50th St), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Take the Stage Door Tour to see the 20-foot-high domed ceilings and Art Deco flourishes of Roxy’s Suite, built for vaudeville producer Samuel Lionel “Roxy” Rothafel. Read more.

Richard Meier Model Museum is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

119. Richard Meier Model Museum

Museum · Hunters Point · 5-22 46th Ave (btw 5th Street & Vernon Boulevard), Queens, NY

BLOUIN ARTINFOBLOUIN ARTINFO: View models from 40+ years of the iconic architect’s career, including the Getty Center and his proposal for the WTC site. The museum is open during the summer months, and an appointment is required.

Rockefeller Center is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

120. Rockefeller Center

9.5
Plaza · Rockefeller Center · Rockefeller Plaza (btwn 50th & 51st St), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: "This is not just a cluster of buildings in New York City: it is a national symbol of distinguished corporate design, far and away the finest grouping of skyscrapers ever built." Paul Goldberger

The Rink at Rockefeller Center is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

121. The Rink at Rockefeller Center

8.8
Skating Rink · Rockefeller Center · Rockefeller Center (btwn W 49th & 50th), New York, NY

TODAY ShowTODAY Show: An iconic New York experience during the winter.

Fifth Avenue is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

122. Fifth Avenue

9.5
Street · Midtown East · New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: "Fifth Avenue starts just north of Washington Square and goes all the way north up to 143rd street in Harlem. It is one of the world's most expensive streets." http://www.aviewoncities.com

Riverside Park is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

123. Riverside Park

9.5
Park · Upper West Side · Riverside Dr. (btwn W 59th St. & St. Clair Pl.), New York, NY

Village VoiceVillage Voice: Winner of Best Place To Take A Vigorous Walk in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Start at West 125th and head south through 109th for best walk.

Rose Hill Historic House is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

124. Rose Hill Historic House

Home (private) · Kips Bay · New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: 17th Century survivor: freestanding Colonial-era house plus carriage house in modern midtown Manhattan.

The Royal Tenenbaum House is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

125. The Royal Tenenbaum House

8.4
General Entertainment · West Harlem · 338 Convent Ave (144th St), New York, NY

The Criterion CollectionThe Criterion Collection: "Royal Tenenbaum bought the house on Archer Avenue," claims Wes Anderson's film, but if you're heading south from the 375th Street Y, we suggest stopping by the corner of 144th and Convent instead. Read more.

St. Bartholomew's Church is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

126. St. Bartholomew's Church

Church · Midtown East · 325 Park Ave (at E 50th St.), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: The portico dates from 1903, and was designed by Stanford White for the church's original Madison Avenue location.

St. Patrick's Cathedral is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

127. St. Patrick's Cathedral

Church · Midtown East · 14 E 51st St (at 5th Ave), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Rockefeller Center's visual and spiritual counterpoint. Oldest Catholic Church in NYC; largest Neo-Gothic-style Catholic cathedral in North America.

St. Paul's Chapel is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

128. St. Paul's Chapel

Church · Financial District · 209 Broadway (at Fulton Street), New York, NY

Jacob S.Jacob Shemkovitz: One of the few surviving colonial-era churches in city; George Washington worshipped here following his inauguration; site of informal memorials following September 11 terrorist attacks

St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

129. St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral

Church · Murray Hill · 630 2nd Ave (34th Street), New York, NY

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: First cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church constructed in North America. Named for 5th-century martyr who fought to preserve Armenian Christianity. Doors at main entrance depict Saint Vartan.

San Remo is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

130. San Remo

Building · Upper West Side · 145 Central Park W (74th St), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Iconic Emery Roth Central Park West masterpiece is a monument to classicism.

Seagram Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

131. Seagram Building

Building · Midtown East · 375 Park Ave, New York, NY

BLOUIN ARTINFOBLOUIN ARTINFO: Designed by Modernist master Mies van der Rohe, it has a Koons Balloon Dog sculpture in its lobby and the Four Seasons restaurant (for which Rothko made paintings) off to one side.

65 Bleecker Street is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

132. 65 Bleecker Street

Office · NoHo · 65 Bleecker St, New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: 1898. The only New York work of master architect Louis Sullivan, the man who designed Chicago, mentored Frank Lloyd Wright, and gave us the idea that form follows function. Photo NYPL.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

133. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

9.0
Art Museum · Carnegie Hill · 1071 5th Ave (at E 89th St), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Frank Lloyd Wright's spiral descent is a poor art-viewing experience but an unforgettable architectural one.

SoHo is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

134. SoHo

Neighborhood · New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: So dense with tourists and trendy stores it's hard to realize this was once an art enclave. Ignore the crowds and enjoy several superb blocks of 19th century prefab cast-iron loft buildings.

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

135. Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument

8.9
Scenic Lookout · Upper West Side · 171 Riverside Dr (89th Street), New York, NY

IWalked Audio ToursIWalked Audio Tours: 1902 95 foot tall monument dedicated to New Yorkers who participated in Civil War. Original design titled "Temple of Fame" based upon Choragic Monument in Athens. Learn more about site via our blog. Read more.

South Street Seaport is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

136. South Street Seaport

9.3
Harbor / Marina · Financial District · South St (Pier 17), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: 19th century cityscape for your pleasure. Designated historic district includes NYC's largest concentration of restored early 19th century mercantile buildings -- huddled under the Brooklyn Bridge.

The Standard, High Line is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

137. The Standard, High Line

9.3
Hotel · Meatpacking District · 848 Washington St (at W 13th St), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Rooms with skyline or river views complement the German Biergarten and swanky Living Room lounge. - Google

Statue of Liberty is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

138. Statue of Liberty

9.5
Monument / Landmark · Liberty Island · Liberty Island, New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Thank publisher Joseph Pulitzer—yes, that Pulitzer—for stimulating enough American donations to pay for Lady Liberty’s pedestal. His statue is at the walkway near the left entrance to the statue. Read more.

Sniffen Court is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

139. Sniffen Court

Other Great Outdoors · Murray Hill · 150 E 36th St (Btwn Lexington & 3rd Ave), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Adorable! A mews of wee carriage houses at 150-158 East 36th Street. (See also Washington Mews and Macdougal Alley in the West Village.)

30 Rockefeller Plaza is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

140. 30 Rockefeller Plaza

Building · Rockefeller Center · 30 Rockefeller Plz (at W 49th St), New York, NY

Stephen M.Stephen Markham: Take the tour and go up to the Top of the Rock on the same day. Go around 1pm and you can avoid most of the queues. Also try the sushi place in the basement - soooo good!!

Times Square is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

141. Times Square

9.1
Plaza · Theater District · Broadway & 7th Ave (btwn 42nd & 47th St), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: In the 1970s, it was a place to score smack, pick up a hooker, or relieve yourself en group in an "adult" theater. Today it is Disneyland.

Top of The Rock Observation Deck is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

142. Top of The Rock Observation Deck

9.6
Scenic Lookout · Rockefeller Center · 30 Rockefeller Plz (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY

NYC: The Official GuideNYC: The Official Guide: A great time to visit the top of this skyscraper is 30 minutes before sundown, when the sky displays an array of colors and you are able to see the lights coming alive all around NYC.

Tudor City is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

143. Tudor City

Neighborhood · New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: World's 1st residential skyscraper complex, built by Fred F. French in former slum district. Despite name, style is actually neo-Gothic. Lovely middle class housing; overlooks UN, 42nd Street.

Trinity Church is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

144. Trinity Church

Church · Financial District · 74 Trinity Pl (at Wall St.), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Alexander Hamilton lies here, at the foot of Wall Street (an institution he made possible), in the shadow of The World Trade Center.

20 Exchange Place is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

145. 20 Exchange Place

Residential Building (Apartment / Condo) · Financial District · 20 Exchange Pl, New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Former City Bank-Farmers Trust Building, now a luxury apartment building. Landmark 59-story art deco office tower designed by Cross & Cross, erected 1930-31, once fourth-tallest building in NYC.

23 Park Avenue is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

146. 23 Park Avenue

Building · Murray Hill · New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Epitomizing Murray Hill's take on Park Avenue is this elegant J. Hampton Robb residence by McKim, Mead and White (1898), later the Advertising Club, and now cooperative apartments.

230 Fifth Rooftop Lounge is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

147. 230 Fifth Rooftop Lounge

8.7
Lounge · NoMad · 230 5th Ave (btwn W 26th & W 27th St), New York, NY

Ahmed H.Ahmed Hashim: Go to the roof top and take photos of the Manhattan skyline.

240 Centre Street is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

148. 240 Centre Street

Building · Little Italy · 240 Centre St, New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Sensual French Renaissance palazzo (Hoppin & Koen, 1909) rises unexpectedly from Little Italy's twisting, narrow streets. This was New York's Police Department Headquarters until 1973. Photo NYPL.

300 Central Park West is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

149. 300 Central Park West

Residential Building (Apartment / Condo) · Upper West Side · 300 Central Park W, New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: AKA "The Eldorado," an Emery Roth art deco masterpiece.

350 West 85th Street is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

150. 350 West 85th Street

Home (private) · Upper West Side · New York

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: AKA "The Red House," d. 1903 by R. Thomas Short, Harde & Short.

Under The Brooklyn Bridge is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

151. Under The Brooklyn Bridge

9.2
Scenic Lookout · DUMBO · Brooklyn Bridge (FDR Dr), Brooklyn, NY

Kimmie O.Kimmie Ohh: Lovely views ❤

Under The Manhattan Bridge, Manhattan is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

152. Under The Manhattan Bridge, Manhattan

8.8
Other Great Outdoors · Two Bridges · Cherry Street (Pike Street), New York, NY

Kevin D.Kevin Dolorico: Yep it's a bridge, but the run from east 23rd down to here is breathtaking. Recommended.

Union Square Park is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

153. Union Square Park

9.4
Park · Union Square · btwn Broadway & Union Sq E (btwn E 14th & E 17th), New York, NY

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: One of the City's best spots to people watch. Go on a Saturday afternoon, check out the busy Farmer's Market, and chuckle at some of the interesting characters you're bound to see.

United Nations Secretariat Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

154. United Nations Secretariat Building

Office · Turtle Bay · United Nations Plaza (42nd Street), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Designed Oscar Niemeyer and Le Corbusier, 1952. It is the Secretariat, where thousands toil at clerical jobs, and not the General Assembly that visually defines the UN complex.

Upper East Side is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

155. Upper East Side

Neighborhood · New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Museum Mile, Central Park, Fifth Avenue; the glory of Park Avenue; elegant side streets (especially in the 60s) of stone mansion after stone mansion.

US Post Office is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

156. US Post Office

6.2
Post Office · Tribeca · 90 Church St (at Barclay St.), New York, NY

Lindsey B.Lindsey Bourne: Prettiest post office I've ever been in. Open late and lots of self serve options. Bravo.

U.S. Customs House is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

157. U.S. Customs House

6.7
Museum · Financial District · 1 Bowling Grn, New York, NY

Jacob S.Jacob Shemkovitz: Cass Gilbert designed Customhouse for New York Harbor; now part of the Smithsonian Institution

Van Alen Books is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

158. Van Alen Books

Bookstore · Flatiron District · 30 W 22nd St, New York, NY

Mari S.Mari Sheibley: Wonderful Collection of Art, Architecture and Theory books. Take a seat on the yellow staircase that goes to the ceiling and flip through your favorites.

Waldorf Astoria New York is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

159. Waldorf Astoria New York

8.9
Hotel · Midtown East · 301 Park Ave (btwn E 49th & E 50th St), New York, NY

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: In 1938, workmen laid down a new 2,295-square-foot rug in the lobby, “stopping only to extricate a workman who had fallen into its folds.” Read more.

Washington Square Park is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

160. Washington Square Park

9.6
Park · Greenwich Village · W 4th St (btwn MacDougal St & University Pl), New York, NY

BingBing: Check (mate) this spot out. It’s one of the most famous places to play chess in the city!

Whispering Gallery @ Grand Central is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

161. Whispering Gallery @ Grand Central

8.2
Monument / Landmark · Midtown East · Grand Central, New York, NY

Bergdorf GoodmanBergdorf Goodman: It's a BG New York City Secret! ALC's Andrea Lieberman says her husband introduced her to this cool spot where you can whisper in one corner of the room and hear it in the opposite corner.

Whitney Museum of American Art is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

162. Whitney Museum of American Art

9.5
Art Museum · Meatpacking District · 99 Gansevoort St (btwn 10th Ave & Washington St), New York, NY

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: There is sometimes a small, secret exhibit on display on the staircase. So avoided the slow, crowded elevators. Take the stairs!

Woolworth Building is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

163. Woolworth Building

8.4
Building · Tribeca · 233 Broadway (btwn Park Pl & Barclay St), New York, NY

Sass ConfSass Conf: Peer into the lobby and be prepared to be impressed by the grandeur. One of the oldest skyscrapers. NEW: You can finally take tours with architect's daughter http://woolworthtours.com/.

The Pond is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

164. The Pond

Lake · Central Park · Central Park (5th Ave. & 59th St.), New York, NY

NYCphotosNYCphotos: Take a tour with On Location Tours to learn about the many romantic movie scenes and TV shows filmed here and throughout the park.

Millenium Hilton is one of Architecture - Great architectural experiences NYC.

165. Millenium Hilton

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Hotel · Financial District · 55 Church St (at Fulton St), New York, NY

JimmskiJimmski: Thoroughly decent big corp hotel. Rooms are good and spacious. 50th floor gives an amazing view of the Trade Centre Memorial, the World Trade Centre building and views across to NJ.