Architecture

Travel to New York: 20 most beautiful buildings

Want to see how the skyscraper built in the 30'sYears perfectly feels in the neighborhood with an ancient cathedral and the ultramodern bank? Go to New York! We chose 20 buildings of this city, past which it is impossible to pass 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 on this city. The next one will be held from November 28 to December 4, and for now we decided to help you in absentia fall in love with New York and its architecture. And we will start with dozens of the most beautiful buildings, built in the era of the second half of the XIXth and the beginning of the XXth century, a sign for the United States. Cast-iron former building of the hotel Gilsey House, 1867 The idea to build houses of cast iron came to New York architects as early as the beginning of the XIX century. And the peak of its popularity falls on the 50s of the same century, when James Bogard and Daniel Badger took an active part in the construction. The latter and became the author of this typical example of cast-iron architecture, one of many preserved. The main building of the Metropolitan Museum, 1880 "Face"One of the world's largest museums was built in the Neo-Gothic style by architects Calvert Waugh and Jacob Molde and contains 12 exhibition halls. Interestingly, he was 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 - this allowed the cathedral for a long time to remain the architectural dominant of the city. Hotel building Ansonia, 1899 House of sensation,Built by architect William Stokes. On the roof of the building was either a zoo, or a farm where bears were hanging, goats grazed, and seals splashed in the fountains. But this light strangeness does not detract from the architectural value of the Ansonia house. Flatiron Building, 1902 Office building withSteel frame in 22 floors and a height of 87 meters was built by Daniel Burnham at the crossroads of Broadway and 5th Avenue. Both streets in this place intersect at an acute angle: hence the unusual shape and nickname by which the building is known to the whole world - the house-iron. Residential house Apthorp, 1908 This huge house withThe courtyard, built in the style of Italian neo-renaissance by William Waldorf Astor, was nicknamed "monumental and majestic". Indeed, this apartment house for many years remained the largest and most prestigious in New York. Exchange Place-20, 1931 The building project wasDesigned by the architectural association Cross and Cross. The Great Depression prevented him from becoming the tallest in the world, but the facade of the building is made in stone, and not in cheaper and more popular brick or terracotta at that time. Chanin Building, 1929 56-story skyscraper, oneOf the most famous at the beginning of the 20th century, was built by Irwin Chenin, the son of an emigrant from Russia. The height of the tower is 197.8 meters, and taking into account the spire - 207.3. Chrysler Building, 1930 Now this buildingIs considered the best architectural example of Art Deco style. The architect of the project was William van Helen, and the building was erected at a tremendous speed: four floors a week! The buildings that appeared in New York in the 21st century,Worthy of attention not less than the iconic buildings of the past. So we chose another ten best examples of modern architecture. Tower of the Bank of America, 2009 366-meter skyscraper is the third tallest building in New York and a true masterpiece of modern high-tech architecture. During the erection special glass units were used, partially absorbing solar radiation and providing the most natural light. Residential complex on Spruce Street, 2011 ThisThe 76-story tower was built by architect Frank Gary and is known for its design, which creates the illusion of wave movement. Inspired by the author of the drapery of the 17th century marble sculpture in the Baroque style. Branch of Cooper University, 2009 Branch buildingUniversity of Cooper was erected on the project of the American architect Tom Mayne. The building itself is a model of a harmonious combination of a brutal facade with a spacious and bright interior. Tower Hearst Tower, 2006 This building, builtNorman Foster, is considered one of the most "green" in the world. It was the first in New York to receive the gold certificate of the LEED guidelines for energy efficiency and environmental design. Thanks to the unique design of a diagonal mesh with cut corners, builders managed to spend 21% less steel than most similar skyscrapers. Headquarters of InterActive Corporation, 2007 ThisThe project became for the famous architect Frank Gehry the first building built in Manhattan. And here again Frank used for such a large volume of glass. Incredibly popular today, the material underscores the curvature and convexity of a complex similar to the ship. New Museum of Modern Art, 2007 BuildingWas built by Japanese architects SANAA in one of the most unattractive areas of Manhattan - on the street Bowery. The facade of the building is covered with aluminum panels, which are covered with a special metal mesh. Thanks to this grid, the building always seems to be blurred along the contour. World Trade Center - 1 (Freedom Tower),2013 This building is the main thing in the new complex of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. It is located on the site of the twin towers destroyed on September 11, 2001 and is the fourth tallest skyscraper in the world. Multi-purpose complex Time Warner Center,2003 The complex consists of two 55-story towers and is located in Midtown Manhattan. The main facade of the Warner Center goes to Columbus Square and in shape repeats its outlines. The total area of ​​the complex is about 260,000 square meters. M. It includes residential, office, as well as a five-star hotel. The residential complex Via Verde, 2011 The complex wasWas built by the famous British architect Nicholas Grimshaw and became one of the most environmentally friendly projects in the world. It consists of different sections of different storeys with landscaped roof-terraces. The main feature was the variety of apartment layouts and their typology: here you can find both a townhouse and social housing. The fifth terminal of the International Airport named afterJohn 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 was repeatedly restored and reconstructed (most recently in 2008). The terminal building is an abstract flight symbol and resembles a seagull.

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