U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
View Poll Results: Which is the most beautiful building in NYC?
Singer Building (1908) 0 0%
MetLife Tower (1909) 1 1.96%
Woolworth Building (1913) 6 11.76%
American Radiator Building (1924) 0 0%
40 Wall Street (1930) 3 5.88%
Chrysler Building (1930) 37 72.55%
Empire State Building (1931) 9 17.65%
AIG Building (1932) 2 3.92%
GE Building (1933) 1 1.96%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 51. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Unread 03-26-2012, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
9,960 posts, read 7,834,757 times
Reputation: 3978
I picked the Chrysler Building (like so many others) but my fave was not on the list: the LIPSTICK BUILDING (Phillip Johnson) on Third Ave at 53rd or 54th?
Made infamous by a majorr tenant: Bernie Madhoff.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Unread 03-26-2012, 08:22 AM
 
1,244 posts, read 766,278 times
Reputation: 2407
Yeah, Chrysler Building
Also --
Grand Central Station
Metropolitan Museum of Art
NY Public Library
Art Students League (57th btwn 6th & 7th)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 03-26-2012, 10:59 AM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
1,057 posts, read 830,383 times
Reputation: 533
I adore the Customs House and the Woolworth Building personally. Also, it's not the AIG Building anymore; they sold it off.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 03-26-2012, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
7,313 posts, read 12,021,373 times
Reputation: 2063
Flatiron building is not one of the choices?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 03-26-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
6,974 posts, read 11,210,772 times
Reputation: 2445
Quote:
Originally Posted by NooYowkur81 View Post
Flatiron building is not one of the choices?

word
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 03-27-2012, 07:07 PM
 
20 posts, read 13,778 times
Reputation: 27
My judgement, in order (Hyphen means was once world's tallest):

-Singer: Had a very unique design, nothing ever like it. There is something that I just love about its cupola though. 90/100.
-MetLife: Unique design, and common classical shape for its time, but not plain amazing. 65/100.
-Woolworth: Striking, unique features that are beautifully and flawlessly crafted. Masterpiece of Neo-Gothic architecture. 95/100.
American Radiator: Very different art deco work, with black facades instead of traditional beige. 70/100.
-40 Wall: Such a plain, yet moving design, topped off with a very distinguishable top. Would have loved to see it new in copper color. 85/100.
-Chrysler: The masterpiece of art deco architecture, with striking curves gripped by triangular openings. The most appealing skyscraper in the world, so 100/100.
-Empire: Most notorious in the world, more plain design, but not my favorite. The way the concrete meets the steel to me is unattractive for some reason, so 75/100.
AIG: Interesting design, unusual curves. Looks good, but not great. 75/100.
GE: Very unique shape for the time. Inspiring, original, and gritty in a good way, so 80/100.

As far as Flatiron, that was a bonehead mistake. It has to be up there with Woolworth. Love the design and triangular shape. 95/100.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 03-31-2012, 05:32 PM
 
13 posts, read 6,010 times
Reputation: 19
Chrysler Building - It's one of those places that is a work of art in itself.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 03-31-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
6,629 posts, read 4,440,960 times
Reputation: 6264
I had to preach to the choir but the Chrysler building is by far the best one on the list.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 03-31-2012, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
4,137 posts, read 3,644,128 times
Reputation: 1470
Chrysler Building, altough I'm not a fan of their products.

As for the ugliest? Probably Morrisania Air Rights Houses. (1980)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 04-01-2012, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
4 posts, read 2,060 times
Reputation: 10
In order

Chrysler Building
Woolworth Building
Singer Building
AIG Building
Empire State Building
American Radiator Building
40 Wall Street
MetLife Tower
GE Building
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $74,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:47 PM.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top