The Empire State Building is one of the most powerful icons of New York for a good reason: not only is it a structure that commands such majesty and awe that it is one of the most-visited attractions in the city, but the amount of time that it has been around for has turned it into a historically recognisable landmark in its own right. The incredible Empire State Building isn't the only landmark that was built during the 1920s, however. A period of intense industry, the 1920s saw plenty of fascinating buildings being constructed which are still around - and still very popular - even today. Joining the art deco Empire State Building are other recognisable structures, like the distinctive Chrysler Building, which was the first building in the world to surpass the 1,000 foot tall mark. The Empire State building, which was completed a year later in 1931, then beat it in height and went on to be the world's tallest building for a good forty years afterwards. When it comes to residential zones, none are as recognisable as New York's. If you want to see some stunning examples of early twentieth century residential areas, head to Central Park and go for a wander around the exterior. You'll find beautiful buildings on both Fifth Avenue and Central Park West, and if that isn't enough you'll also find excellent examples on Riverside Drive, which can be found along the banks of the Hudson. Getting back to the big stuff, a visit to the GE Building will prove awe-inspiring as this art deco style building is the slim and eye-catching focal point of the Rockefeller Centre, and 40 Wall Street, also known as the Trump Building will similarly impress. This iconic building was part of the era’s race to become the world's tallest building and managed to hold the accolade for a grand total of around six weeks. While there is never anything to yawn about in New York City, there are certainly some high points to be had when it comes to its 1920s architecture. Whether it's the world's tallest skyscrapers or beautiful old-fashioned residential zones, New York City never fails to impress with its incredible aesthetics. If you're planning a visit, why not consider booking one of the luxury New York hotels that overlooks the city's stunning skyline? You'll be able to enjoy a view like no other that showcases the capital of the Empire State's beautiful cityscape.
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