The Five Oldest and Strongest Buildings in New York City

When you’re looking to a place like New York City you can’t help but be dazzled by so much of the architecture found here. Some of the oldest and strongest buildings in New York City are also some of the most identifiable. Here’s a list of some buildings to check out when you’re visiting or living here; some of the oldest and strongest buildings in New York City await you!


Grand Central Terminal: Many daily commuters wouldn’t really think of this train station as a “building” per se, but this 100+ year old beaux-arts style masterpiece at the center of the island of Manhattan really does a fine showing for itself. This was built during train travels heyday and Grand Central is still the biggest train station in the world by number of platforms and still welcomes travelers from all over the north eastern seaboard and all over the world every day.


St Patrick’s Cathedral: Built between 1851 and 1888 this stone gothic revival cathedral is really some hallowed ground. The largest Neo-Gothic style Catholic Cathedral in North America this building welcomes all comers, 7 days a week. Even if you are not particularly religious or particularly Catholic this building is a sight to behold.


Statue of Liberty: Built in 1884 in neoclassical realistic sculpture style, this iron framed copper clad monument in Liberty Island might not be a “building” in the traditional sense but it is still one of the most impressive pieces of architecture in New York City. Many people have forgotten that the Statue of Liberty was a gift from France and it was commemorated in 1886 in the United States 100th anniversary year of freedom. Another interesting tidbit was that the man who designed the Eiffel Tower (Alexandre Gustave Eiffel) was the one who engineered the internal structure; a structure which still proudly stands today.


Chrysler Building: Built in midtown Manhattan between 1928 and 1930 this Art Deco style building is 77 floors, 1048 feet high, and is 29,961 tons of steel. With a staggering 5000 windows and 3,826,000 bricks used in its construction the Chrysler Building is an awesome sight to behold. Take a look inside the buildings three story entrance from any of the three streets which it’s accessed by and you will really begin to see some of the finer details which went into this amazing building. There are Red Moroccan marble walls, onyx blue marble and steel flanking the sienna floors which just make the whole inside of this building something else. Take a look from on top and you may notice the gargoyles underneath the spire. This building is one of the oldest and strongest buildings in New York City which still welcomes commerce 365 days a year!


Empire State Building: Maybe one of the most glamorous buildings any will ever see, the Empire State Building has got something for even the most stringent architecture critic. Built in the Art Deco style this 102 story office building shoots up 1252 feet from it’s perch on 34th Street in Manhattan. After being completed in 1931 this masterpiece stood as the tallest building in the world for more than 40 years. Named for it’s state of origin, the American Society of Civil Engineers have called this place one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. Visitors can step inside it’s elevators to shoot up to the roof until midnight most every day and the lights are always changing color at its peak for different events going on.

These are just some of the amazing buildings you can see in New York City. The beauty and heritage value of such magnificently built buildings make NY a perfect place to dwell in. With the help of a prestigious real estate firm such as Prestige International, one can have multiple residential property options to choose from.

Author: Group Features Editor

James is the Group Features Editor for Agenda Daily managing the business, entertainment, lifestyle, technology and travel sections. After completing a degree in law, he decided that writing was his first love and has been a journalist for over three years working in magazines, TV, radio and online.

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