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I am looking for suggestions on buildings to see with interesting architectural design. After reading posts on the forum, I learned that the Woolworth's building offers tours, but they are sold out on my dates. We have seen Grand Central Station, Public Library, the Chrysler Building and the Flat Iron building already. Any others??

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Have you seen the new, modern buildings that sprung up on the West Side, along the High Line and points south? Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel and whoever did the IAC Building? Plus some other interesting buildings that have been built along the High Line and in the neighborhood?

What about Park Avenue? Some showpieces there - Lever House, the Seagram's Building.

Did you do the free Grand Central neighborhood tour? That will get you deep inside the Chrysler Building lobby.

The Frank Gehry building downtown with the curved facade?

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Edited: 27 September 2013, 17:15
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Bloomberg LP headquarters...especially the courtyard and inside the offices(59th/Lex-they offer tours)

Barclay's Center(Brooklyn, NY)

IAC Building-West Side Hwy

Edited: 27 September 2013, 17:21
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Apple store on Prince Street(interior) and the one on 5th Avenue(exterior and interior).

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Hearst Headquarters on 57th Street.

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One57 condo complex still under construction. 57th Street.

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Everyone is missing one obvious one. The Guggenheim.

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Ok, here's 2 items right at the beautiful Madison Square Park (and across from the Flatireon) that I'll bet no one else will mention

1. Appellate division of the NY Supreme Court at 27 Madison Avenue http://www.courts.state.ny.us/courts/ad1/. The exterior has some beautiful statuary but the interior, which is open to the public, is SPECTACULAR. It's directly out of the gilded age, built in the 1890s and everything but the upholstery on the chairs is original. You will have to ask the guards to let you into the court and morning are better since court is less likely to be in session (I have been inside many times) -- here are some pictures www.nyc-architecture.com/GRP/GRP036.htm

2. Across the street, at 11 Madison, is,well, Eleven Madison Avenue, currently occupied by Credit Suisse. Eleven Madisoin was originally designed "...as a 100-story skyscraper that would have been the tallest building in the world. However, due to the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and onset of the Depression, the construction was halted at floor 29 in 1933" Look at the picture here and see how it appears to be "chopped off" at the top …wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Life_North_… -- if you go, be sure to walk through the beautiful marble lobby (open to the public) and see the oil portraits on the walls of 19th century titans of finance

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Lives in Teaneck's suggestion reminds me of a great one:

32 Avenue of the Americas (Tribeca, just below Canal). Was the AT&T Long Distance building - art deco facade and the lobby is spectacular.

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Here are some self guided walking tours that include some architectural sights: brainiacgetaways.com/manhattan-by-foot-20-fr…

While not splashy, the Tenement Museum could be worthwhile for anyone with an interest in the history of architecture. http://www.tenement.org/

And there are a number of older properties that can be toured www.historichousetrust.org/item_list.php

The Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace is good to see how an urban upper class family of the period lived. http://www.nps.gov/thrb/index.htm

If on the UWS be sure to walk by the Dakota http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dakota and the Apthorp http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Apthorp

Whitney Museum building http://whitney.org/About/BreuerBuilding

This website may be worth a browse: http://nyc-architecture.com/

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LivesinNJ, have you heard that Sony is moving to 11 Madison?

nypost.com/2013/…

The other lovely building right there on Madison Square Park, of course, is the NY Life tower, which has a beautiful golden top. it was designed by Cass Gilbert, who also did the Woolworth Building:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Life_Building