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Map of New York City Landmarks

This map shows National Historic Landmarks in New York City, of which there are 111. The landmarks shown include museums churches, cemeteries, libraries, parks & gardens, bridges, tunnels, ships, memorials, neighborhoods as well as buildings (government, commercial & private residences).
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Bayard-Condict Building
Manhattan, NY
Only Louis Sullivan building in New York City; one of the first steel skeleton skyscrapers
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Bell Laboratories Building
Manhattan, NY
Home of numerous inventions including the first experimental talking movies (1923), black and white and color TV, radar, the vacuum tube, medical equipment, the development of the phonograph record and the first commercial broadcasts of opera and a baseball game; today home to the Westbeth art collective.
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Bronx Community College
The Bronx, NY
Collection of Beaux Arts buildings by Stanford White is one of the best examples of that style anywhere.
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Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY
The first steel wire suspension bridge; at one point the largest in the world; inspiration for Hart Crane's poem, "The Bridge"
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Brooklyn Heights Historic District
Brooklyn, NY
Exemplary collection of 19th-century architectural styles; first historic district in New York City
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Brooklyn Historical Society Building
Brooklyn, NY
One of the few remaining buildings by George B. Post; innovative structural system
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Ralph Johnson Bunche House
Kew Gardens, NY
Home of Ralph Johnson Bunche, eminent African-American diplomat and Undersecretary General of United Nations
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Carnegie AAA !Carnegie Hall
Manhattan, NY
One of the most famous music venues in the world
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Andrew Carnegie Mansion
Manhattan, NY
Home of Andrew Carnegie, now the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
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Central Park
Manhattan, NY
The Green Lung of the city; one of the most visited city parks in the world; designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.
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69th Regiment Armory
Manhattan, NY
Home of the watershed Armory Show in 1913, which introduced America to modern art
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Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Gravesite
The Bronx, NY
Only intact known property directly associated with Admiral David Farragut
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African Burial Ground
Manhattan, NY
Dedicated as National Monument on October 5, 2007; burial site in Lower Manhattan of over 400 Africans from the 17th and 18th centuries
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Ambrose (lightship)
Manhattan, NY
Lightship, several miles offshore, that marked Ambrose Channel into New York Harbor, now at South Street Seaport.
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American Stock Exchange Building
Manhattan, NY
One of the world-class stock exchanges dating back to colonial times
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Louis Armstrong House
Corona, NY
Home of jazz legend Louis Armstrong for 28 years
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Chester A. Arthur House
Manhattan, NY
Home of President Chester A. Arthur; site of his inaugural oath
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Alice Austen House
Rosebank, NY
Home of photographer Alice Austen, now a museum
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Bartow-Pell Mansion
Pelham Bay Park, NY
19th-century mansion in largest New York City park
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Central Synagogue
Manhattan, NY
Oldest synagogue continuously in use by a New York City Jewish congregation; built in a Moorish Revival style to recognize importance of that period in Jewish history
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Grand Central Terminal
Manhattan, NY
Beaux-Arts architecture; historic rail gateway to New York City; largest train station in the world by number of platforms
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Dyckman House
Manhattan, NY
Only remaining farmhouse in Manhattan
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Eldridge Street Synagogue
Manhattan, NY
One of the oldest synagogues in the U.S.; first built by Jews from Eastern Europe
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Duke Ellington House
Manhattan, NY
Ellington, the legendary jazz composer and bandleader, lived in Apartment 4A from 1939–61
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Empire State Building
Manhattan, NY
World's tallest building from 1931–1972 and internationally-recognized symbol of New York City
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Equitable Building
Manhattan, NY
One of the earliest skyscrapers in Manhattan; profoundly influenced later skyscraper design
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Hamilton Fish House
Manhattan, NY
Home of Hamilton Fish, future Governor and Senator of New York
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Flatiron Building
Manhattan, NY
Considered the World's first skyscraper. Distinctive triangular building at Madison Square; world's tallest 1901-1911
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Founder's Hall, The Rockefeller University
Manhattan, NY
Building marked the start of John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s putting the vast family fortune to philanthropic purposes
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Governors Island National Monument
Manhattan, NY
Island in NY Harbor which served various branches of the US Military from 1783 until the late 1990s; future uses are still being decided
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Grace Church
Manhattan, NY
Gothic Revival masterpiece designed by James Renwick, Jr.
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Chamber of Commerce Building
Manhattan, NY
New York City's Chamber of Commerce; established in 1768; prototype for the organization
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Chrysler Building
Manhattan, NY
Art Deco skyscraper; distinctive feature of Manhattan skyline; at one point world's tallest building
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Church of the Ascension
Manhattan, NY
Early church design by Richard Upjohn; valuable interior artwork
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City Hall
Manhattan, NY
Oldest city hall in U.S. still in use as main municipal government building
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Conference House
Tottenville, NY
Only surviving pre-Revolutionary War manor house in New York City; site of unsuccessful peace conference in 1776
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Will Marion Cook House
Manhattan, NY
Home of the leading black composer and musician Will Marion Cook
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Cooper Union
Manhattan, NY
Pioneering adult education center; site of famous anti-slavery speech by Abraham Lincoln
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Daily News Building
Manhattan, NY
First modernistic free-standing skyscraper designed by Raymond Hood
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Dakota Apartments
Manhattan, NY
Combination of Renaissance architectural styles by Henry Hardenbergh; setting for Rosemary's Baby and the shooting death of John Lennon
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Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn, NY
Popular tourist attraction in the 1850s; most famous New Yorkers who died during the second half of the nineteenth century buried here
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Hamilton Grange National Memorial
Manhattan, NY
Home of Alexander Hamilton: military officer, lawyer, member of the United States Constitutional Convention, American statesman, first United States Secretary of the Treasury, and Founding Father; facade is oldest surviving structure in Manhattan
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Henry Street Settlement and Neighborhood Playhouse
Manhattan, NY
One of the nation's first settlement homes where new immigrants and the poor could find assistance
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Matthew Henson Residence
Manhattan, NY
Home of Matthew Henson, African-American polar explorer who may have been the first to reach the North Pole
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Hispanic Society of America Complex
Manhattan, NY
Home of first Latin cultural organization in the U.S.
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Holland Tunnel
Manhattan, NY
Tunnel underneath the Hudson River, connecting Manhattan and New Jersey; civil engineering landmark; one of the earliest ventilated tunnels
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USS Intrepid
Manhattan, NY
One of the most active U.S. ships during World War II; today a museum moored along the West Side
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James Weldon Johnson Residence
Manhattan, NY
Harlem home of African-American artist-activist James Weldon Johnson
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King Manor
Jamaica, NY
Home of Rufus King, a signer of Declaration of Independence and early U.S. Senator from New York
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Morris-Jumel Mansion
Manhattan, NY
Oldest building in Manhattan
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Lettie G. Howard (schooner)
Manhattan, NY
Last remaining Fredonia-type schooner (once the standard for American fishing boats) at the South Street Seaport
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Lorillard Snuff Mill
New York Botanical Garden, NY
Oldest existing tobacco-manufacturing facility in U.S.
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Low Memorial Library
Columbia University, NY
First building on Morningside Heights campus; capped by largest freestanding granite dome in U.S.
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R. H. Macy and Company Store (Macy's)
Manhattan, NY
Largest department store in world for many years
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McGraw Hill Building
Manhattan, NY
Landmark Art Deco building; first U.S. building in International Style
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Claude McKay Residence
Manhattan, NY
Home of African-American writer Claude McKay; now Harlem YMCA
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Merchant's House Museum
Manhattan, NY
The Merchant's House Museum, known formerly as the Old Merchant's House and as the Seabury Tredwell House, is the only nineteenth-century family home in New York City preserved intact — both inside and out.
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Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower
Manhattan, NY
Tallest building in the world 1909-13; still part of the skyline a century later
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
Manhattan, NY
One of the world's most important and prestigious art museums
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Pierpont Morgan Library
Manhattan, NY
Office, Library, and now Museum of J. P. Morgan; the Panic of 1907 ended in the Library
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Old Quaker Meeting House
Flushing, NY
Only surviving 17th-century ecclesiastical frame building in New York; in almost continuous use since 1696
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Philosophy Hall
Columbia University, NY
Edwin Armstrong developed FM radio in this Columbia University building
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Players Club
Manhattan, NY
Extensive collection of art and theater memorabilia; interior redone by Stanford White
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Plaza Hotel
Manhattan, NY
French Renaissance-style building; outstanding example of American hotel architecture; symbol of elegance; visible from much of lower Central Park; setting for Kay Thompson's popular Eloise series of children's books
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Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims
Brooklyn, NY
Important station on Underground Railroad when Henry Ward Beecher was pastor
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Pupin Physics Laboratory, Columbia University
Columbia University, NY
Columbia University building; site of first splitting of uranium atom in U.S. and other milestones in development of atomic bomb
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Quarters A, Brooklyn Navy Yard
Brooklyn, NY
Home to Matthew Perry at the time of his opening of Japan
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Paul Robeson Home
Manhattan, NY
Home of legendary African-American actor and activist Paul Robeson
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Robinson !Jackie Robinson House
Brooklyn, NY
Home of baseball great Jackie Robinson
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Rockefeller Center
Manhattan, NY
Successful urban planning project of 20th-century America; changed Midtown Manhattan; originating site of popular NBC television programs Today and Saturday Night Live
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National City Bank Building
Manhattan, NY
Home to one of the country's largest and most important banks since 1908
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New York Amsterdam News Building
Manhattan, NY
Influential black newspaper the New York Amsterdam News was published here 1916-38
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New York Botanical Garden
The Bronx, NY
One of the leading botanical gardens in the world and home to many plant laboratories
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New York Cotton Exchange
Manhattan, NY
First commodity market in the U.S.
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New York Life Building
Manhattan, NY
Last significant Cass Gilbert skyscraper in Manhattan
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New York Public Library
Manhattan, NY
One of the largest and most important libraries in the U.S.
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New York Stock Exchange
Manhattan, NY
One of the first securities markets in the U.S.; still the world's largest
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New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture
Manhattan, NY
Original home of the Whitney Museum, the first devoted to 20th-century American art
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New York Yacht Club
Manhattan, NY
Oldest yachting club in U.S.; longtime home of the America's Cup
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Sailors' Snug Harbor
Sailors' Snug Harbor, NY
First and only home for retired merchant seamen in U.S.
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SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District
Manhattan, NY
Believed to be the largest existing collection of late 19th-century cast iron facades in the world
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A. T. Stewart Company Store
Manhattan, NY
Site of the first American department store (now known as the New York Sun building)
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Stonewall
Manhattan, NY
Site of 1969 Stonewall riots which began gay rights movement
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Surrogate's Court
Manhattan, NY
Probate Courthouse across from NYC's city hall
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Tenement Building at 97 Orchard Street
Manhattan, NY
Preserved tenement building that housed hundreds of immigrants; now the heart of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
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Third Judicial District Courthouse
Manhattan, NY
Originally built as the Third Judicial District Courthouse; faced with demolition, public outcry led to its reuse as a branch of the New York Public Library
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Tiffany and Company Building
Manhattan, NY
Served as the home of Tiffany and Company from 1905 through 1940
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Samuel J. Tilden House
Manhattan, NY
Home of Samuel J. Tilden, former New York State governor and loser of the bitter 1876 presidential election
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The Town Hall
Manhattan, NY
America's Town Meetings of the Air radio programs from here in the 1930s created public-affairs media.
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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory
Manhattan, NY
Site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, one of the worst industrial disasters in the US, which led to many workplace reforms
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St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church
Brooklyn, NY
Site of first figural stained-glass windows in U.S.
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St. George's Episcopal Church
Manhattan, NY
Home church of Harry Thacker Burleigh, African-American singer who helped establish the spiritual in the liturgy of many American faiths
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St. Patrick's Cathedral
Manhattan, NY
First large-scale medieval-style church built in U.S.
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St. Paul's Chapel
Manhattan, NY
One of the few surviving colonial-era churches in city; George Washington worshipped here following his inauguration; site of informal memorials following September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
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Margaret Sanger Clinic
Manhattan, NY
Clinic where Margaret Sanger dispensed birth control
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Gen. Winfield Scott House
Manhattan, NY
Home of Winfield Scott, heroic general in the U.S.-Mexican War and later presidential candidate
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Seventh Regiment Armory
Manhattan, NY
One of the most impressive collections of 1880s interior decoration outside of a museum; only armory actually owned by the unit for which it was constructed
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Harry F. Sinclair House
Manhattan, NY
Harry F. Sinclair, the oil industrialist, lived here from 1918–1930; now part of the Ukrainian Institute; often used in filmmaking and television production
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Alfred E. Smith House
Manhattan, NY
Home of four time New York State governor, Alfred E. Smith (and later presidential candidate) from 1907 to 1923
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Trinity Church
Manhattan, NY
Historic church which looks down Wall Street
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Wyckoff House
Brooklyn, NY
Oldest surviving Dutch saltbox frame house in America
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Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead
Brooklyn, NY
Housed Hessian soldiers during the American Revolution
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Tweed Courthouse
Manhattan, NY
Historic courthouse connected to Tammany Hall, now used by NYC's Department of Education
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Union Square
Manhattan, NY
The political heart of Manhattan; many protests begin or end here
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United Charities Building
Manhattan, NY
Built in 1893 by a wealthy businessman in order to provide his favorite charities a low cost location for their operations
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U.S. Customhouse
Manhattan, NY
Cass Gilbert designed Customhouse for New York Harbor; now part of the Smithsonian Institution
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Van Cortlandt House
Van Cortlandt Park, NY
Mansion for the Van Cortlandt family built in 1748 and used during the American Revolution
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Voorlezer's House
Richmondtown, NY
Oldest known surviving schoolhouse in America; owned by the Staten Island historical society
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Wards Point Archeological Site
Tottenville, NY
Archaeological site in Conference House Park containing prehistoric remains.
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Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx, NY
Illustrates transition from rural cemetery to 20th-century styles; notable dead buried here include Robert Moses and R.H. Macy
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Woolworth Building
Manhattan, NY
One of the oldest —and most famous — skyscrapers in New York City; one of the tallest buildings in the New York City