The Great Tall Buildings Walk

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned how much The Boyfriend loves skyscrapers. So much so that I made him this map in a demonstration of what an awesome girlfriend I am. Well, we finally got around to doing the 14.67 mile walk (Yes, we walked the whole way!), complete with photos of New York City’s tallest buildings.

Here’s the map:

And now, the best part – the pictures!

(A) One57: This residential building is still under construction but has topped out at 1,005 feet. The crane you see at the top broke loose during Hurricane Sandy, resulting in the neighborhood’s evacuation.


(B): The City Spire Center: 814 feet

City Spire Center

(C) GE Building: This iconic building, probably better known as 30 Rock, tops out at 850 feet. I love this shot with the flags of Rockefeller Center peeking out at the bottom.

30 Rock

(D) 432 Park Avenue: This building is officially under construction but there’s not much to see. It’s debatable whether it should be included in The Great Tall Buildings Walk, but I opted to include any buildings in which ground has been broken. This building will be 1,379 feet.

432 Park Ave

(E) Bloomberg Tower: 806 feet.

Bloomberg Tower

(F) Citigroup Center: 915 feet

Citigroup Center

(G) Trump World Tower: Not far from the United Nations, the Trump World Tower is the second largest residential building in the city at 861 feet.

Trump World TowerTrump World Tower

Trump World Tower

(H) The Chrysler Building: Standing at 1,046 feet, it was the tallest building in the world from 1930 until 1931.

The Chrysler Building

(I) The MetLife Building: 808 feet.

MetLife Building

(J) Bank of America Tower: At 1,200 feet, the Bank of America Tower is the 4th tallest building in the U.S.

Bank of America Tower

(K) Conde Nast Building: 809 feet

Conde Nast Building

(L) New York Times Building: At 1,046 feet, it is the 8th tallest building in the U.S.

New York Times Building

(M) Empire State Building: Standing 1,250 feet tall, it is the 3rd tallest building in the U.S. and was the tallest building in the world from 1931 until 1972.

Empire State Building

(N): 8 Spruce Street: Designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry, 8 Spruce street is the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere. It stands at 876 feet.

8 Spruce Street

(O) 70 Pine Street: 952 feet

70 Pine Street

(P) The Trump Building: At 927 feet, the Trump Building was the world’s tallest building for less than two months in 1930.

The Trump Building

(Q) One Chase Manhattan Plaza: 813 feet

One Chase Manhattan Plaza
(R) Four World Trade Center: There’s not much to see because the building is under construction and my iPhone died. When completed, the building will be 977 feet.
(S) Three World Trade Center: The building will be 1,171 feet

Three World Trade Center

(T) One World Trade Center: Also known as the Freedom Tower, it will be 1,776 feet when it’s done.

One World Trade Center

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