What is New York's most famous landmark

The 10 most famous sights in New York

There is a lot to discover in the city that never sleeps. If you don't have the time to see everything, you can limit yourself to the 10 most famous sights:

1. New York Times Square

Right in the heart of Manhattan, Broadway, is the square named after the famous New York Times. Imposing neon signs and pure life attract tourists here every day in droves. In addition to the dazzling scenery, Times Square also has countless leisure activities to offer.

2. The Empire State Building

The second tallest building in New York (after One World Trade Center) and one of the tallest in the world was built from 1930 to 1931. From the upper viewing platform, it offers its visitors an unforgettable view of the entire Big Apple.

3. The Rockefeller Center

The observation deck of the Rockefeller Center - the so-called Top of the Rock - in Manhattan also offers an excellent view of the city, although it is only the 14th-tallest building in New York. The impressive building complex has been built since the 1920s and is constantly being expanded.

4. The Brooklyn Bridge

This New York landmark connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn and is considered one of the most famous bridges in the world. In fact, it was built back in 1883, making it one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States.

5. The One World Trade Center

The tallest building in the United States and the fourth tallest in the world today mostly houses offices. It was erected between 2006 and 2014 on Ground Zero, the site where the original World Trade Center was destroyed in 2001.

6. Central Park

Central Park in Manhattan, known from film and television, is the largest park in the city. In the midst of the hustle and bustle, it offers an oasis of peace and nature and is therefore also referred to by New Yorkers as the “lungs of the city”.

7. Staten Island Ferry

The ferry ride from Manhattan to Staten Island is free - and it offers every visitor to the city a unique view of what is arguably the most famous skyline in the world.

8th Wall Street

A visit, maybe even a guided tour, through this well-known absolute center of power is definitely worthwhile. A large part of all major financial transactions in the world are carried out here.

9. Grand Central Station

The Manhattan train station was inaugurated back in 1913. Since then it has been the largest train station in the world. A visit to this building, which can be seen in countless films and series, is always worthwhile.

10. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The largest museum in the United States is located in the middle of the famous Fifth Avenue. Over three million art objects from really all epochs and corners of the world can be admired here.

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