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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.

We have 7 pages of Manhattan Architecture selections.

New York Architecture : key projects (this page)

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Manhattan Building Developments : F-K

Manhattan Building Designs : L-O

Manhattan Architecture Designs : P-S

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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
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 Architects
Guggenheim Museum New York
photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York

Guggenheim Museum : 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
skyscraper image from OMA

23 East 22nd Street
56 Leonard Street
Herzog & de Meuron
56 Leonard Street
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
photo : Wade Zimmerman

LVMH Building
Museum of Modern Art – MoMA project
Yoshio Taniguchi with KPF Architecture
MoMA New York
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
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
various architects
World Financial Center
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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Visiting NYC Architecture:

Architectural League of New York Urban Planning
457 Madison Avenue, Midtown, New York: Architecture Exhibitions, admission free
Contact: 212-753-1722

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