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Manhattan New York,  has many number of Architectural buildings and National Historic Landmark's. Here i have posted few building snaps which i went during my stay. And also i would suggest these are Must see places in the New York City.
Grand Central Terminal is one of two magnificent train stations that were built in New York in the heyday of railway transportation. The other is Penn Station.

  • It is one of the nations most historical landmarks, 
  • It has remained the busiest train station in the country.
  • It was constructed in 1903-1913 for the New York and Harlem Railroad company.

Atlas is a bronze statue in front of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, New York City, across Fifth Avenue from St. Patrick's Cathedral. The sculpture depicts the Ancient Greek Titan Atlas holding the heavens. It was created by sculptor Lee Lawrie with the help of Rene Paul Chambellan, and it was installed in 1937.

As per National Register Nomination statement, the U.S. Courthouse at Foley Square (1932-1936) is architecturally and historically significant as one of the largest and most distinctive examples of the Federal architecture erected by the U.S. Treasury Department during the expanded public buildings programs of the 1930s.

The Manhattan Municipal Building is located at 1 Centre Street at the intersection of Chambers Street and Centre Street. It is one of the most iconic administrative buildings in the United States as well as one of the largest in the world. Standing 580 feet tall or 177 meters, the Manhattan Municipal Building is the home of 13 municipal agencies.It is a 40-story building, construction was started in 1907 and ended in 1914.

United States Courthouse : The Foley Square Courthouse was designed by Cass Gilbert, one of the most prominent architects of his day. The six-story courthouse base is marked by a pilastered facade and a colonnade. Built around three interior courtyards, it is rusticated and irregularly shaped, following the outline of the site.  Massive granite steps flanked by large pedestals lead up to the main entrance on Foley Square.

The New York Public Library (NYPL) is a public library system in New York City. With nearly 53 million items, the New York Public Library is the second largest public library in the United States (and third largest in the world), behind only the Library of Congress. It is an independently managed, nonprofit corporation operating with both private and public financing. The library has branches in the boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Island and it has affiliations with academic and professional libraries in the metropolitan area of New York State. The City of New York's other two boroughs, Brooklyn and Queens, are served by the Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Borough Public Library, respectively. 

The Daily News Building, also known as The News Building, is a 476-foot (145 m) Art-Deco skyscraper located at 220 East 42nd Street between Second and Third Avenues in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Built in 1929-1930, it was headquarters for the New York Daily News newspaper until 1995.It was designated a New York City Landmark in 1981 and its interior in  1998. It became a National Historic Landmark in 1989.

The lobby of the building includes the world's largest indoor globe revolving under a black glass dome in the lobby since 1930.   

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