10 great buildings to see in NYC

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10 great buildings to see in NYC

Postby scowsa » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:40 am

"Everybody knows what the Empire State Building looks like. That's why Rick Bell, the head of the Center for Architecture, didn't put the famous skyscraper on his list of 10 great buildings to see in New York.

But the list from the Center for Architecture, which is the American Institute for Architects chapter in New York, does include the Condé Nast Building in Times Square, which is considered the first green skyscraper; the Apple store in SoHo, noted for its glass bridge and staircase; and the Seagram Building, the only design in New York by famed architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

If you're an architecture buff, here are some details on why these and seven other buildings should be on your must-see list. All but one are located in Manhattan."


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Postby Thoroughly Modern Michael » Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:58 pm

Agree emphatically with UN, Lever House and Rock Center. I'd also include the Guggenheim and the TWA Building at JFK! Both must sees and for TWA, it's completely worth going to JFK. That building is a masterpiece.

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Postby classicsat » Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:08 am

Queen's Plaza parking garage? A mid-century brutalist concrete piece.
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