Architecture

Travel to New York: 20 most beautiful buildings

Do you want to see how the skyscraper was built in the 30syears old feels great in the neighborhood of an old cathedral and an ultra-modern bank? Go to New York! We have selected 20 buildings in this city, which it is impossible to pass by. The saying “it is better to see once than hear a hundred times” in the case of New York works 100%, so roomble.com specially conducts this city. The next one will be held from November 28 to December 4, but for now we decided to help you fall in love with New York and its architecture in absentia. And we will start with dozens of the most beautiful buildings built in the era of the second half of the 19th - early 20th centuries, which was significant for the United States. The former cast-iron building of the Gilsey House hotel, 1867 The idea to build houses from cast iron came to New York architects at the beginning of the 19th century. And the peak of its popularity falls on the 50s of the same century, when James Bogard and Daniel Badger actively took up the construction. The latter became the author of this typical example of cast-iron architecture, one of many that has survived. Main building of the Metropolitan Museum, 1880 "The Face"one of the world's largest museums was built in the neo-Gothic style by architects Calvert Waugh and Jacob Mold and contains 12 exhibition halls. It is interesting that they were attached to it until 1984. St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1878 Architect JamesRenwick Jr. created another outstanding example of the American neo-Gothic style in architecture. The height of the spiers is 100 meters, which allowed the cathedral to remain the architectural dominant of the city for a long time. Ansonia hotel building, 1899 House sensation,built by architect William Stokes. On the roof of the building there was either a zoo or a farm where bears walked, goats grazed, and seals splashed in the fountains. But this slight oddity does not detract from the architectural value of the Ansonia house. Flatiron Building, 1902 Office building withsteel frame, 22 floors and 87 meters high was built by Daniel Burnham at the intersection of Broadway and 5 Avenue. Both streets in this place intersect at an acute angle: hence the unusual shape and nickname, which the building is known to the whole world - the iron house. Residential building Apthorp, 1908 This huge house withThe courtyard, built in the Italian Neo-Renaissance style by William Waldorf Astor, has been nicknamed "monumental and majestic." Indeed, this residential building has remained the largest and most prestigious in New York for many years. Exchange Place-20, 1931 The design of the building wasdeveloped by the architectural association Cross and Cross. The Great Depression prevented it from becoming the tallest in the world, but the facade of the building is made in stone, and not in cheaper and popular at that time brick or terracotta. Chanin Building, 1929 56-story skyscraper, oneof the most famous at the beginning of the 20th century, it was built by Irwin Chenin, the son of an emigrant from Russia. The height of the tower is 197.8 meters, and with the spire it is 207.3 meters. Chrysler Building, 1930 This building is nowconsidered the best architectural example of the Art Deco style. The architect of the project was William van Helen, and the building was being erected at a tremendous speed: four floors a week! Buildings that appeared in New York in the XXI century,worthy of attention no less than the iconic buildings of the past. Therefore, we have selected ten more of the best examples of modern architecture. Bank of America Tower, 2009 The 366-meter skyscraper is considered the third tallest building in New York and a real masterpiece of modern high-tech architecture. During the construction, special double-glazed windows were used, partially absorbing solar radiation and providing maximum natural lighting. 2011 Spruce Street Residential Complex EtaThe 76-story tower was built by architect Frank Gary and is known for its design that creates the illusion of waves moving. The author was inspired by the drapery of a 17th century baroque marble sculpture. Branch of Cooper University, 2009 Branch buildingCooper University was designed by the American architect Tom Maine. The building itself is an example of a harmonious combination of a brutal facade with a spacious and light interior. Hearst Tower, 2006 This is a building builtNorman Foster is considered one of the greenest in the world. It was the first in New York to receive the LEED Gold Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Design. Thanks to the unique design of the diagonal grid with cut corners, builders were able to spend 21% less steel than most similar skyscrapers. InterActive Corporation Headquarters, 2007 Thisthe project became the first building for the famous architect Frank Gehry built in Manhattan. It was also here that Frank used such large volumes of glass for the first time. The incredibly popular material today accentuates the curvature and bulge of the ship-like complex. New Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007 Buildingwas built by Japanese architects SANAA in one of Manhattan's most unattractive neighborhoods, Bowery Street. The facade of the building is sheathed with aluminum panels covered with a special metal mesh. Thanks to this mesh, the building always appears to be blurred along the contour. World Trade Center - 1 (Freedom Tower),2013 This building is the main building in the new World Trade Center complex in lower Manhattan. It is located on the site of the destroyed twin towers on September 11, 2001 and is the fourth tallest skyscraper in the world. Multifunctional complex Time Warner Center,2003 The complex consists of two 55-story towers and is located in Midtown Manhattan. The main facade of Warner Center overlooks Columbus Square and follows its shape. The total area of ​​the premises of the complex is about 260,000 square meters. m. It includes residential, office, and a five-star hotel. Residential complex Via Verde, 2011 The complex waserected by renowned British architect Nicholas Grimshaw and has become one of the most sustainable projects in the world. It consists of sections of various storeys with green roof-terraces. The main feature was the variety of apartment layouts and their typology: here you can find both a townhouse and social housing. Fifth terminal of the International Airport named afterJohn F. Kennedy, 1962-2008 The building of the fifth terminal of the International Airport in New York was built in 1962 by the Finnish architect Ero Saarinen and then has been restored and reconstructed many times (most recently in 2008). The terminal building is an abstract symbol of flight and resembles a seagull.

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