Architecture City Guide: New York City

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The Architecture City Guide series is back, this week featuring New York City.  Grab a scarf and hat and hit the streets to check out some of the great architecture that NYC has to offer.  Think we left something out?  Add your can’t miss NYC buildings to our comments below.

Follow the break for our New York City list and a corresponding map!

  • New Museum of Contemporary Art / SANAA
  • TWA Terminal / Eero Saarinen
  • Lever House / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Seagram Building / Mies van der Rohe
  • New Amsterdam Pavilion / UNStudio
  • The High Line / James Corner Field Operations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • Sperone Westwater Gallery / Foster + Partners
  • Apple Store 5th Avenue / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Javits Convention Center / I.M. Pei
  • Whitney Museum of American Art / Marcel Breuer
  • Empire State Building / Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon

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    Cite: Minner, Kelly. "Architecture City Guide: New York City" 22 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 18 Sep 2014. <>


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      There are soooo many more! The new Cooper Union building by Morphosis, Frank Gehry’s IAC building, Hearst Tower! And let’s not forget some of the more heritage architecture, the Brooklyn Bridge, Woolworth building etc. New York is a fantastic place for architecture :)

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      40 Bond St
      IAC Offices
      100 11th St Condos
      Sony Building
      Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
      Lipstick Building
      UN Headwuarters
      Hearst Tower
      Perry West apartments
      New York Times Building
      Standard Hotel

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      It would be nice to include a section of projects whose focus is on the interior. Say, OMA’s Prada, Asymptote’s Alessi, Fuksas’ Armani, Heatherwick for Longchamp, etc.

      Also, HdM’s 30 Bond Street is worth including, even if it is just a fence.

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      Frank Gehry, IAC/InterActiveCorp Headquarters building
      Flatiron building
      New York Times Building
      Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
      Chrysler building
      Trump tower
      Rockefeller center
      Hearst Tower
      Waldorf astoria
      MTV building
      UN building
      Grand central

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      Landmarks like :-
      Chrysler building,
      Flatiron Building,
      Brooklyn Bridge,
      Trump tower,
      Rockefeller center,
      Hearst Tower,
      Waldorf astoria,
      UN building,
      Grand Central Station.

      I’m glad Guggenheim & Empire State are on the list.

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      Comme des Garçons (Future System) 555 W22nd St
      Scandinavia House (Polshek) 58 Park Ave
      LVMH. 21 E58th St (Christian du Portzumac)
      Rose Center (Polshek) 81st St

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      Shame on you for not including the Flatiron Building. Other must-sees:
      United Nations Building
      Ford Foundation Building
      Grand Central Station
      Rockefeller Center

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      I think there are better guides…
      last one I’ve used that was pretty cool was an ipad app called iArchitecture New York, and has many more buildings that this! also Domus app is not bad

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