The mayor of New York offered to have Ulysses S. Grant buried in NYC. His wife, Julia Grant, supported the offer and a large fundraising initiative took place to build what would become the largest tomb in North America.
The church you see today is actually the third building, which was completed in 1846. When construction was complete, this church building was the tallest building in the country.
Welcoming more than 5 million visitors per year, this iconic NYC cathedral took 21 years to build because construction halted during the Civil War.This is easily one of the best attractions to see on your trip!
Originally opened in 1907, The Plaza is the epitome of luxury and prestige. Today is serves as both a hotel and condos, but as you can imagine, the price tag is steep.
Completed in 1914, the Manhattan Municipal Building is one of the largest government buildings in the world.
Once inside, visitors slowly make their way up a spiral ramp to observe world-famous modern art. The entire length of the ramp is equivalent to 1/4 mile walk and naturally passes through the exhibits on each floor.
When it opened to the public in 1911, the New York Public Library was officially the largest marble building ever built in the country.No small task, considering it took 16 years to construct this monolithic structure!
Built in 1902 at the bustling intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, this is one of the most photographed spots in the city today.
The building caps out at 1,776 feet and the towering height is no coincidence — 1776 is the year our nation declared its independence.
the construction of this iconic NYC building took only 20 months from start to finish. More than 3,400 men worked on the building daily and were able to build the skeleton of the building at a pace of 4.5 stories per week.