Regardless of what the weather has in store, hitting the streets is what New Yorkers and visitors to the city do best. However, while navigating the hustle and bustle, many forget to look up, missing out on the grandeur of the buildings that contribute to the renowned skyline. From arguably the best seat in the house, 14ft in the air atop a double-decker bus, treat yourself to an outdoor art exhibit, and as a rider of this bus myself, I must say it's an experience that you have to do at least once in your life! You will find a deeper appreciation for New York City as you get a deeper and better understanding of the city.
CitySights NY, New York City’s largest and most complete operator of ground transportation, sightseeing and tour services for the group market has searched high and higher for the most eye-catching buildings not to be missed:
- The Empire State Building - The 103-story skyscraper is an iconic fixture of the city and held the world’s tallest building title for more than 40 years
- The Chrysler Building – The eccentric crescent-shaped steps of the spire are a fixture in the cityscape and holds the title of the world’s tallest brick building to this day
- The Statue of Liberty – Known worldwide as the most recognizable icon of the United States, the fixture of liberty and escape from oppression is a site that must not be missed
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Facing Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the largest decorated Neo-Gothic-style Catholic cathedral in North America
- Grand Central Terminal – The largest train station in the world may be known equally for transportation as for its beautiful architecture. It is also home to some classic New York City eats, such the Grand Central Oyster Bar.
- New York Public Library – One of the leading public libraries of the world, The New York Public Library’s beautiful architecture and artistic detailing make it a necessary stop for both locals and tourists alike.
- The Flatiron Building – One of the tallest buildings in New York City upon its completion in 1902, the building’s triangular shape and Beaux-Arts style make it one of the city’s most interesting constructions.
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – One of the best-known of the city’s museums, showcases art not only on its walls but in the building itself, Frank Lloyd Wright’s last major work.
- Dakota Apartments – Constructed in 1880 and to this day, the most famous and well known apartment building in New York City for both its North German Renaissance character and the choice residence of many famous notables, including John Lennon.
- The Woolworth Building – One of the oldest and most famous skyscrapers in New York City is a National Historic Landmark and the first department.
CitySights NY offers tours that allow visitors and residents alike a bird’s eye view of the city that doesn’t sleep. For more information on CitySights NY, please visit http://www.citysightsny.com/ or go the CitySights NY Visitor Center at 777 8th Avenue in New York City.