Are you a history enthusiast? Are you eager to discover the historical landmarks in New York City (NYC)? If so, we have the perfect list for you!
Empire State Building
Created in order to become the world’s tallest building, this building offers panoramic views of NYC from its 86th and 102nd floor Observation Decks. It took only about 14 months to construct this skyscraper. From accidental plane crashes to failed suicide attempts, this building has seen a lot.
Statue of Liberty National Monument
The Statue of Liberty is a colossal statue at Liberty Island. It was a gift from the French to the Americans. It is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy, and is one of the most famous landmarks of NYC.
The Arsenal is one of the two buildings that predate Central Park. Built to resemble a medieval fortress, it was completed between 1847 and 1851 for use by the New York State’s National Guard. The military use was short-lived. Since then, it has been used as a police precinct, the first Museum of Natural History, a weather bureau and a makeshift zoo. Currently it’s the headquarters of the Central Park Zoo and NYC Parks.
Wall Street, its famous neighbor, overshadows this memorial, which serves as one of the most prominent historical sites in New York City. The original Federal Hall was torn down in 1812; the current structure has historic value as well. It was America’s first capital building, where the Bill of Rights was presented to congress and was the site of George Washington’s inauguration. It’s free to visit for the public and is well-known for its larger than life size statue of George Washington displayed up front.
Carnegie Hall is a venue for concerts and has a little over 3,500 seats and 3 main auditoriums. It’s also a gallery space and performance venue and is used for arts education programming. Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for musical excellence as some of the world’s finest artists – from Tchaikovsky, to Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, and The Beatles – have performed there. Every genre has filled the walls of this Hall.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 5th Avenue is one of NYC’s finest buildings. It is the largest Catholic house of worship in the city. The Cathedral takes its name after St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, after an increasing number of Irish immigrants started coming into the city. It has 21 altars and 19 bells, each named after a different saint.
The Town Hall
The Town Hall, located between 6th Avenue and Broadway, seats about 1,500 people. It was created by suffragists in 1921 and is now used for cultural and musical events. It’s a forum for people for education, expression and exploration.
So if you pay a visit to this city, you might want to check out these iconic historical landmarks in New York City!