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Ranked #1 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #2 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Lookouts

The Top of the Rock Observation Decks only re-opened late 2005. This is nowhere near as crowded as the Empire State Building. Initially opened in 1933, it consisted of the 69th... more »

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Ranked #3 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Public Transportation Systems; Scenic Railroads
Owner description: Opened in 1913, and one of America's busiest terminals, Grand Central boasts a wide array of shops and restaurants to serve... more » Owner description: Opened in 1913, and one of America's busiest terminals, Grand Central boasts a wide array of shops and restaurants to serve the more than 500,000 travelers who pass through every day. « less
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Ranked #4 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Rockefeller Center, home to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, offers shopping, dining and attractions. The attractions include the NBC Studio Tour and the Rink at Rockefeller... more »

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Ranked #5 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a place of remembrance honoring those who perished in the terrorist attacks of... more » Owner description: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a place of remembrance honoring those who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The 9/11 Memorial Museum tells the story of the events of 9/11 through artifacts that range in scale from the monumental to the intimate, as well as through first-person accounts and multimedia displays. The 9/11 Memorial consists of two massive pools set within the original footprints of the Twin Towers with 30-foot waterfalls cascading down their sides. The nearly 3,000 names of the men, women, and children killed in the attacks are inscribed into bronze parapets surrounding the twin Memorial pools. This national tribute, located at the heart of the World Trade Center, also gives visitors the unique opportunity to witness the rebuilding taking place around them-including the construction of 1 World Trade Center, which is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Open Daily. « less
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Ranked #6 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Category: Architectural Buildings
This Art Deco masterpiece is actually no longer the property of the auto manufacturer.
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Ranked #7 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
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Ranked #8 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United... more » Owner description: The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986. « less
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Ranked #9 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Observation Decks/ Towers
Owner description: The world-famous Empire State Building offers unobstructed panoramic views of New York City and beyond from 8 a.M. Until 2... more » Owner description: The world-famous Empire State Building offers unobstructed panoramic views of New York City and beyond from 8 a.M. Until 2 a.M. Daily. Our 86th and 102nd floor Observation Decks offer the two highest vantage points in New York City. Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building is the World's Most Famous Office Building. Named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, the Empire State Building is one of New York City's top tourist destinations. On a clear day, you can see up to five states from our Observation Decks - New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Guests can enjoy our outdoor viewing area on our open-air 86th floor Observatory, or our indoor climate-controlled viewing areas on the 86th and 102nd floors. We recently launched our new Multimedia Experience as well, which guides visitors through the extraordinary exhibits and breathtaking views with additional depth on the building's history in eight languages - including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean. The Empire State Building aims to provide entertainment for guests of all ages. Bringing children? Have their picture taken with King Kong himself on our 80th floor from Thursdays through Mondays (12 p.M. Until 9 p.M.). Celebrating a first date or an anniversary? Enjoy romantic tunes from our saxophone player from 9 p.M. Until midnight every Thursday through Saturday night. Tickets can be purchased through our website. Our celebrated tower lights are often illuminated to commemorate holidays, events and special causes. In the Fall of 2012, we upgraded our tower lighting system from floodlights to one-of-a-kind LED tower lights. The state-of-the-art system allows customized lighting capabilities from a palette of over 16 million colors! To watch some of our recent light shows, visit our YouTube page. Reigning as the world's tallest building from 1931 to 1970, the Empire State Building is known for its distinct Art Deco style. Construction of the renowned icon only took one year and 45 days, and logged more than 7 million man hours. This is the fastest construction to date for a project of its scale. Additionally, from classics like An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle to recent hits such as Oblivion and Elf, our place in pop culture has been solidified since our early days. In fact, over 200 movies and TV shows have featured the Empire State Building in them! « less
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Ranked #10 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Category: Architectural Buildings
This Daniel Burnham design got its moniker because, as you might guess, it resembles an iron.
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Ranked #11 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Ranked #12 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Category: Shops; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Madison Avenue from East 57 to East 86 Streets, on the tony Upper East Side of Manhattan, is North America's premier luxury... more » Owner description: Madison Avenue from East 57 to East 86 Streets, on the tony Upper East Side of Manhattan, is North America's premier luxury district. Madison Avenue features the flagship boutiques of the finest fashion & jewelry designers, world class art galleries, exquisite restaurants, spas and salons for exclusive pampering, five internationally renowned hotels, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Madison Avenue exhibits timeless elegance with a contemporary flavor that is distinctively New York. This boulevard of understated charm is sure to entice your senses with indulgences from all corners of the globe. « less
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Ranked #13 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Category: Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues
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Ranked #14 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Category: Fountains
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Ranked #15 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Architectural Buildings
A dizzying virtual tour of the universe (from the comfort of your seat) is just one of the exhibits at the Rose.
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Ranked #16 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Category: Bridges
This major bridge opened in 1909 linking Brooklyn and Manhattan.
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Ranked #17 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
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Ranked #18 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Category: Monuments/ Statues
Located in Central Park, this statue usually has children climbing all over it.
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Ranked #19 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Originally a residential area, this square has become one of the more important in New York history. It has become a prime... more » Owner description: Originally a residential area, this square has become one of the more important in New York history. It has become a prime location for many businesses and major buildings. « less
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Ranked #20 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Category: Architectural Buildings; Malls; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Parks; Museums
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Ranked #21 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Category: Architectural Buildings
Art Deco style abounds inside and out at the GE building.
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Ranked #22 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
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Ranked #23 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
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Ranked #24 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
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Ranked #25 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
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Ranked #26 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites
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Ranked #27 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
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Ranked #28 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
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Ranked #29 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Category: Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #30 of 98 Landmarks in New York City
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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