Attraction of the Week – Highlights of Midtown Architectural Tour
Get acquainted with some of the landmarks that are synonymous with New York City, such as Grand Central Terminal or the Chrysler building with the Highlights of Midtown Architectural Tour. This walking tour takes participants through Midtown Manhattan and allows them to view some of the remarkable and iconic structures that were built here in the 20th century.
These are some of the sights highlighted in the Midtown tour:
When you come to New York, you’re probably expecting everything to be like Times Square. This area has been a tourist favorite forever and why wouldn’t it be? There’s always something happening and the lights are always bright.
Grand Central Terminal
Easily one of the most famous train terminals in the world. People around the globe know of New York’s busy midtown travel hub. Once home to art galleries and musical performances, Grand Central is still as busy as ever as New Yorkers and visitors commute through, visit the Grand Central Market or simply come to admire the beautiful architecture and the mesmerizing Astronomical Ceiling on the main concourse.
United Nations Headquarters
The elegant Midtown East complex designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer is home to the organization known as the UN. Needless to say, some very important discussions take place in the UN building and its right here in New York!
New York Public Library
This historic structure came to be in 1895 and still today is the second largest public library in the entire country. The New York Public Library is a staple in the city’s literature, education and technology.
New York’s Theater District
Home to the vibrant scene of Broadway shows and theater performances in New York. The Theater district extends from West 40th to West 54th street and is usually jam packed for new showings with the biggest stars.
Towering over midtown, the 1928 structure of the Chrysler Building is just waiting to be captured in your photos. For 11 months before the construction of the Empire State Building, this iconinc art deco skyscraper was the tallest building in the world.
Daily News Building
Another 1920’s landmark is the skyscraper located at 220 East 42nd street. The name comes from the Daily News TV broadcast that was once hosted inside of the building.
Along the Highlights of Midtown Architectural Tour, you will learn about these landmarks and a whole lot more. Midtown Manhattan is the area most densely populated with landmarks and tourist attractions, ranging from historical buildings to modern attractions in Times Square.
Check out some of the other walking tours available in the New York Pass.
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