The Most Famous Iconic Skyscrapers in New York City

New York City (ESRT) skyscrapers are very extraordinary because of the way they were built. They are quite a sight to enjoy. The iconic buildings have attracted tourists. These amazing designs of the skyscrapers have served as movie and television series backgrounds over the years; this post will tackle the famous skyscrapers of New York City.

The Empire State Building

The construction of this building was completed in 1931 and was the tallest building until 1972. It has a height of 1,250 feet and 102 floors, and it took the workers 401 days to complete the construction. It is ownership was acquired by the Empire State Realty Trust.

The Chrysler building

With a height of 1,046 feet and 77 floors, the construction of the Chrysler building was finalized in 1930. The building was named the tallest completed building in the world until 1931. It is now the tallest steel-supported brick building in the world. Walter Chrysler paid for the construction of the building through architect William van Alen. The building has since exchanged ownership with the recent owners being Abu Dhabi investment council owning 90 percent and the 10 percent owned by Tishman Speyer.

30 Rockefeller Center

The 70- story building changed its name to Comcast after the Comcast Company acquired ownership of the building. Its construction was completed in 1933. It was developed by the Rockefeller family, and it has a height of 850 feet. It has housed the NBC studios since 1933.

One World Trade Center

It is the tallest skyscraper in the whole of United States of America. One World Trade Center was formerly known as the Freedom Towers. It has 104 floors and stands 1,776 feet tall. Construction was completed in 2004. The building is largely owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

New York Life Building

It was completed in 1928 after two years of construction and has 40 floors with a height of 615 feet. The roof is pyramid gilded with the whole building having a Gothic design. Cass Gilbert designed the building. It is owned by the New York Life Insurance Company that has its headquarters in the building.

40 Wall Street

This skyscraper is also called the Trump building. It was built in 1930 and has 71 floors while standing 927 feet tall. Donald Trump owns the building and in the same building, is where his show ‘The Apprentice’ was filmed.