New York is the richest city in the United States. The Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Top of the Rock, Times Square and Central Park are on the top of our list of places to visit in New York …
1.Statue of Liberty
When you build your list of New York attractions, you can write the Statue of Liberty, one of the city’s most important landmarks. The monument was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built between 1884-1886 under the supervision of Gustave Eiffel. The sculpture depicting Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, was made of copper. The tips on the crown of the work represent 7 continents and 7 seas. The inscription in his left hand reads the date of the Declaration of Independence and Roman numerals. When you reach the statue that was given by the French people in honor of the centenary of the foundation of the USA, you can visit the entrance section free of charge. Afterwards, you can go up to the crown and watch the unique view. Since there is a lot of interest in sculpture especially during the summer months, it is necessary to make a reservation in advance to be able to visit both parts without problems.
2. Empire State
After returning to Manhattan, you can continue your city tour with the glamorous Empire State Building. The iconic structure was built between 1930-1931. The 61-meter antenna tower was added to the building in 1950. In this way, reaching a height of 443 meters 102-story Empire State, the World Trade Center was opened in 1972 until the world’s tallest building was known as. Dare To Dream exhibits information about its history in the striking Art Deco-style lobby of the building, which has played a major role in making the Fifth Avenue a tourist attraction. In order to witness the unique view of the skyscraper with its shops and restaurants, you can go to the observation areas on the 86th and 102nd floors. In the evening, you can go to a place where you can easily see the structure and photograph light shows.
3. Rockefeller Center Top of the Rock
Covering an area of 22 acres between the Fifth and Sixth streets, the Rockefeller Center consists of 19 buildings, all commercial. The first 14 buildings connected to the building group named after the Rockefeller Family, considered one of the richest in the country, were built in Art Deco style between 1930-1938. The construction of the building on 51st Street was completed in 1947, while the construction of the remaining 4 began in the 1960s. The tallest member of the building, owned by Thisman Speyer, which is 266 meters tall, attracts travelers who want to experience the Top of the Rock experience. After watching the view on the 70th floor cruise terrace, you can evaluate the attractive offers in the shopping center on the ground floor. If you travel to New York towards the end of the year, you will have the opportunity to ice-skate during your visit and see the giant Christmas tree set up.
The Gothic-style Brooklyn Bridge began in 1870 as a result of persistent work by John Augustus Roebling, who emigrated from Germany. The opening ceremony of the bridge that connects Brooklyn and Manhattan was held in 1883 with the participation of thousands of people. The 1.8-kilometer-long bridge with cable connection and hydraulic system is used for the passage of motor vehicles. On the upper floor, only cyclists and pedestrians are allowed to pass. The bridge, which is rented as a wine cellar at the lower part of Manhattan’s foot to cover construction costs, attracts great attention at any time of the day due to the city view it offers. Due to its impressive design, you can stand on the top floor and take lots of pictures, often shooting movies and series.
5. Times Square
At the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Street, Times Square was home to the horse market owned by William H. Vanderbilt in the 19th century. Towards the end of the same century, as the settlements around it began to change, the placement of theater advertisements and the installation of electricity lines, the square became a more inviting place for local people. After the establishment of the first fast public transport system in New York, the square in the middle of Manhattan had unprecedented mobility. Times Square is an indispensable part of New York’s list of places to visit with its colorful atmosphere. You can sit on the red stairs and take photos or observe the surroundings in the square, which is the scene of concerts and cultural events throughout the year. On the New Year’s Eve, you can attend the traditional celebrations and witness the most glorious times of the Times.