Landmarks in Manhattan
New York City is still one of the top vacation places in the world despite the hustle and bustle that pervade its streets and boroughs. Nicknamed the Big Apple and sometimes “the city that never sleeps,” New York City is home to several world famous landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Fifth Avenue, Wall Street, and the World Trade Center. All these landmarks have become commonplace in pop culture and various types of media, which signifies their importance in global history and modernity as well as the status ascribed to them.
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building, built in 1930, was then considered the largest commercial venture and investment ever and is recognized as a legend. It is decorated with enormous bronze medallions celebrating the craftsmen who helped construct the building. It is a 102-level Art Deco building situated at the intersection of West 34th Street and Fifth Avenue. It is the second tallest skyscraper in the United States and the ninth tallest in the world. It has one of the most popular observatories in the world that offers 360-degree views of the city. The building has 85 stories of commercial and office space and has an indoor and outdoor observation deck on the 86th floor.
Fifth Avenue is considered as one of the most expensive streets in the world. It is a major thoroughfare in Manhattan and is the traditional route for many celebrity parades in New York City. There are a lot of over-the-top shopping opportunities on Fifth Avenue that will satisfy every shopper’s tastes. The St. Patrick Cathedral is also found on Fifth Avenue. This church is the seat of the Archbishop of New York. Aside from these, Fifth Avenue houses the famous Plaza Hotel which earned a reputation of being the best and the Trump Tower which offers stunning views and luxurious rooms.
Known as the first permanent home of the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Wall Street is located in lower Manhattan. It spans from Broadway to South Street on the East River and extends through the Financial District of the city. Most of the major financial centres in the U.S. are situated in Wall Street. It has been a global icon of high-level business and finance since World War II and its high status worldwide continues to this day.
World Trade Center
The World Trade Center was a former building in lower Manhattan, New York City which consists of seven buildings and a shopping centre. Prior to its destruction on September 11, 2001 by a terrorist attack, the World Trade Centre had been the biggest commercial complex in the world, which housed international trade organizations, government agencies and several businesses. The center’s most prominent feature was its twin towers, which used to be the tallest buildings in the world. The World Trade Center may have vanished physically but it remains preserved on the pages of history.