Sponsored Content: The Ins and Outs of NYC Architecture

August 7, 2015

New York City’s skyline is home to thousands of buildings — big and small, young and old. From glass and steel towers to intricate and embellished skyscrapers, craftsmanship and design are rooted in the rich authenticity and history of the city, setting it far apart from others across the nation. With the strong intensity and energy happening at street level, New Yorkers can oftentimes forget to look up and enjoy all that the concrete jungle has to offer overhead.

From the Bronx to Battery Park, here’s a reminder of the unique architecture there is to discover throughout the city, whether it be for the first or the hundredth time.

Gothic
Dating back hundreds of years, New York has become home to countless landmarks that stand tall and proud to this day. Among these iconic buildings are many Gothic Revival style churches. This aesthetic movement of the 1830s and 1840s is known to be picturesque and romantic, influenced by medieval design; it represents a departure from the classical forms of ancient Greece and Rome that has been so popular in the past.

Art Deco
Moving into the 20th century, numerous buildings were erected in New York that continue to  battle for top positions on everybody’s list of most famous and memorable NYC architecture. Art Deco, a consistently popular and prominent style among these favorites, is scattered throughout Manhattan, from the most iconic skyscrapers in the skyline to luxurious hotels, retail centers, music venues and more. This French-inspired architectural style tends to be embellished and ornate, featuring elegantly designed limestone and brick facades, giving the impression of  buildings gracefully retreating from the street and flowing up and up.

Post-Modernism
Representative of today’s acceptance of eclectic style and openness to change, Post-Modernism blends the past with the present as a counter reaction to the universal modernism of the mid-20th century.  From classical architecture to playful designs, common features include pyramids, arches, attention-grabbing rooflines and shapes, and a unique combination of stone and glass building façades. Across the city, this style can’t be missed, whether you’re looking around the perimeter of popular spots such as Bryant Park or honoring the past near the Financial District’s waterfront.

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