15 Amazing Pictures of New York From Above

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New York City is a skyscrapers paradise. According to the Encyclopedia of New York City, there would be about 860,000 buildings in Gotham. Including some of the highest buildings in the world! One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the world’s sixth-tallest. The Empire State Building stood as the world’s tallest building for 40 years after its completion and is still with 102 floors the third highest building in NYC; the famous 30 Rockefeller Plaza, home to Top of the Rock, only ranks 17th on the list of world’s tallest buildings.

New York is also home to some of the world’s most beautiful architectural treasures. Think about our beautiful NYC churches, the Chrysler and Flatiron buildings, or even the Statue of Liberty… There are so many amazing things to see in New York!  To us, one of the best ways to enjoy the Big Apple is high above the noise, where you can really breath in the city’s beauty. Check out these 15 breathtaking pictures of New York City from above:

 

1- The majestic Statue of Liberty

 

 2- Columbus Circle, one of NYC’s most famous roundabouts

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3- This building is pretty easy to recognize, don’t you think?

Yes, you guessed it! It’s the Flatiron building, one of the most iconic and recognizable buildings of New York, obviously named after its triangular shape. In real life, it looks just as skinny as it does on picture. And it is actually smaller than you would imagine it: only 22 stories tall! Don’t miss it if you are visiting New York, it’s a must see. An easy way to do so and more is to join our New York, New York City tour!

 

4- One World Trade Center

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The tallest building in NYC and the Western world. The views you’ll get from the Observatory are matchless!

 

5- A Bird’s eye view of Manhattan

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With Brooklyn in the background!

 

6- The Chrysler Building

Hands down one of our favorite NYC buildings.

 

7- Central Park 

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8- Manhattan by night

Yes, the dark rectangle in the middle of the picture  is indeed Central Park!

 

9- Where the City and the Trees Meet

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The clean cut between the greenery of Central Park and the surrounding buildings never ceases to amaze us.

 

10- Midtown by night is nothing but spectacular

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11- The city that never sleeps

Look at all these lights. It’s almost mesmerizing!

 

12- 432 Park Avenue

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It was built in 2015 and with 89 floors it is the second tallest building in New York City. It’s also the world’s tallest residential building. A quick look at the Manhattan skyline, you can be sure you won’t miss it: it’s tall, it’s thin, it’s one of a kind!

 

13- The Empire State Building

Until 432 Park Avenue was erected, the Empire State Building used to be the only building really standing out in Midtown. Still one of our favourites though.

 

14- Looking down from its Observation Deck

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15- We just can’t get enough…

If you want to experience New York City from above, there are several options for you here!
1- The observatories
– Empire State Building
– Top of the Rock
– One World Trade Center
Each has its own special features. Top of Rock offers a matchless view of Central Park. Thus, we’d advise you to visit by day to fully enjoy the vista. And if you can visit another observatory, then choose the Empire State Building or One World Trade Center.

2- The Helicopter tour
Another great option to view the city with an aerial perspective, go on a helicopter tour! It is a truly unique feeling and will be a memory you hold forever.

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If heights are not your thing, there are plenty of options to stay grounded and still enjoy the beautiful city. Take a bus tour, a walking tour, a bike tour or a cruiseSearch through our complete range of tours, attractions and activities. We can also tailor-make programs specifically to match your desires and budgets. Harlem Spirituals is the ideal one-stop-shop to simplify your planning! Find more information on www.harlemspirituals.com or contact us at info@harlemspirituals.com.

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