9 ikonische Gebäude von New York, die Ihr besuchen müßt

9 Iconic New York Buildings You Must Visit

There is a lot to see in New York and you wo n't be able to cover all the sights in one visit . Here are the most famous monuments that you definitely shouldn't miss .

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1878 St. Patrick Cathedral

The cornerstone of St. Patrick's Cathedral was laid in 1858 and its doors opened in 1879. Over 150 years ago, Archbishop John Hughes announced his ambitious plan to build the "new" St. Patrick's Cathedral. The church is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and entry is free.

St. Patrick's Cathedral

1883 Brooklyn Bridge

The bridge took 14 years to build and cost $15 million (more than $320 million in today's dollars). At least two dozen people died during the construction process, including the original designer. More than 125 years later, over 150,000 vehicles and pedestrians still cross this iconic monument to the New York City skyline every day.

Brooklyn Bridge

1886 The Statue of Liberty

One of the most famous landmarks in the world, the Statue of Liberty is synonymous with peace and freedom. A gift from the French to the Americans for their independence from England. The broken chains on the feet mark escape and there are seven spikes in the crown of the statue, representing the seven continents or seven seas of the world. “Lady Liberty” is visited by 4.5 million people every year. To save you queuing for tickets, purchase the tickets with us. CLICK HERE

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1895 New York Public Library

With nearly 53 million items, the New York Public Library is the second largest public library in the United States (behind the Library of Congress) and the fourth largest in the world, including a Gutenberg Bible. The reading room, The Rose, is one of the city's fascinating spaces. Free entry, opening hours from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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1902 Flatiron Building (Iron Building)

When completed in 1902, Flatiron was one of the tallest buildings in the city, standing 20 stories high. The whole area around it is called the Flatiron District, named after the building. The Flatiron Building originally had an observation deck on the top floor, but larger buildings have since taken over this feature. The building is located on Broadway and 23rd Street, next door to Madison Square Park and you can combine visits to these two great attractions.

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1913 Grand Central Station

100 years after its construction, the world's largest train station impresses with more than 750,000 visitors every day - that's four times as much traffic as New York's largest airport, JFK , handles per day. Countless shops, restaurants and incredibly beautiful architecture not only attract passengers to this monument. Open daily, free entry. Address 42nd and Park Avenue.

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1930 Chrysler Building

Built with the original intention of becoming the tallest building in the world, it only remained so for eleven months until it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931.

Because of its iconic and beautiful design, the height of the building was never really important. It is now considered the most beautiful building in New York and one of the most beautiful in the world. Unfortunately, the building is not open to the public and you can only admire it from the outside, perhaps best with a drink in your hand on the rooftop tour. CLICK HERE

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1931 Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is one of the most famous skyscrapers in the world, built in just 18 months during the Great Depression, it was the tallest building in the world from 1931-1972. The shape of the Empire State Building was inspired by its developer, John Jakob Raskob, who is said to have pulled a pencil out of his drawer and held it in front of his nose  his architect (William Lamb) and asked "Bill, how high can you build it so that it won't fall over?" 4 million people visit the viewing platform every year. To save yourself the queue for tickets, purchase them from us in advance. CLICK HERE

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2015 One World Trade Center

The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the sixth tallest in the world. One World Trade Center is a glass and steel exclamation point, every single one of its 541 meters screams that New York won't let anything or anyone bring it down. Unlike the Empire, you have to plan your tickets with a time and date. You can reserve them CLICK HERE .

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