The New York Skyline

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New York's skyline is recognized by many, even without the iconic movie star hanging from the Empire State Building, which is one of the tallest buildings in the world. Right after that, you might recognize the iconic Art Deco building - the Chrysler, built in 1930. The cityscape is so large and dense, it's almost hard to take in all in one look - you just want to go back for more. Luckily it "never sleeps" so you have all day and night to enjoy our #69 AbsoluteVisit.
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The New York City Skyline is the world's most classic iconic skyline. When you think of a skyline or if you see a photo or illustration of a skyline, it probably resembles New York City's in some way, shape, or form.

In today's world, there are many cities with a plethora of skyscrapers - Hong Kong, Dubai, Chicago, and Shanghai to name a few. But New York will always be special not only because it was the first, but because it continues to have an ever-changing skyline with a multitude of ways to take in the view. Furthermore, New York essentially has two major sections of sjyscrapers that create two totally different skylines - the tall, corporate buildings of downtown near Wall Street, and the monuments of Times Square. We rank the New York City Skyline second only to Hong Kong's in the entire world, and there is some steep competition, literally.
 

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The history of New York City's skyline is incredible, inspiring and lengthy (or should we say tall?). With a history dating back to the first settler arriving on the island in the 1600's, there is no shortage of stories, buildings, political fiasco's and characters who made New York's Skyline what it is today. Below you'll find a few of the major points in the construction of New York's epic skyline.
  • 1902 - New York's 1st Skyscraper, the Flatiron Building, was completed at 285 feet tall (87 meters).
  • 1931 - The Empire State Building finished construction. The building is 1,250 feet tall (382 meters).
  • 1973 - Twin Towers (1 & 2 World Trade Center) complete. Each building was 1,368 feet tall (417 meters).
  • 2013 - One World Trade Center is planned to be completed and will stand 1,776 feet tall (541.3 meters).
 

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