Empire State Building

Empire State Building

Where:                   5th Avenue & 34th Street

Opening Hours:     Daily from 8:00 am to 2:00 am    or                                  

                                Open 365 year round from 8 am to 2 am

                                The last elevator up is at: 1:15 AM.

Activity:                360 Panoramic Views

Special events:      During the summer months you will find live music being played

       between 9:30 pm and midnight on Thursdays, Fridays, and


The Empire State Building is a skyscraper located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 34th Street in Manhattan, its name derives from the nickname of New York State. Being in one of its observatories, it is one of the best experiences you can live in your visit to New York City. There are observatories on 86th and 102nd floors which provide unforgettable 360° views of New York City and beyond.

The Empire State Building is the most famous skyscraper of New York. It is located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 34th Street in Manhattan, its name derives from the nickname of New York State. To be one of the lucky visitors of its observatories is one of the best experiences you can live on your visit to New York City. On the 86th and 102th floor there are observatories that offer unforgettable 360 degree views of new York city and beyond.

The building is open every day; the last elevator lifts up at 1:15am. Tickets for the 102nd floor must be purchased in person or online purchase (keep in mind if you choose the online purchase, you should pick the tickets up the day of the visit). For sports lovers, each year there's a race to the top that takes place; the record is in 9 minutes 33 seconds, scaling 1,576 stairs. This event is held once a year in February.


The building remains open all year round. The last elevator to the top will leave at 1:15 am. for those of you who want to see the city at night time. Tickets for the 102nd floor can be purchased online, or in person. Please note that if you choose an online purchase, you have to claim the tickets on the day of the visit. For sport lovers, Each year a race is carried out to the top of the building. The record of 9 minutes 33 seconds was registered by someone climbing up 1,576 stairs. This event is held once a year in February.

Our advice:

  • If you want to avoid the queue, buy your tickets online.
  • Children under the age of five are free.
  • In the corner of the Empire State Express you can buy tickets to avoid waiting in line; However, you'll pay a bit more than usual.
  • Regularly on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 9pm you could hear a live saxophonist who accompanies with romantic music.
  • The building was designated a national historic monument, the tower changes color according to the time of year or when commemorating a special event. If you see the tower of a special color during your visit and want to know what event is taking place, visit the building's page at http://audiotour.esbnyc.com/node/390.

Empire State Building

Our advice:

·         If you want to avoid the queue, purchase your tickets online.

·         Kids 5 and under are admitted free of charge

·         You can buy tickets in the corner of the Empire State Express to avoid waiting in long lines.  However, it may be slightly more  

           expensive than usual.

·         For fun, come Thursday through Saturday, from 9:00 pm – 1 am to listen live saxophonist playing pleasant romantic music.

·         The building was designated a National Historic Monument. Its tower changes color at an special event or commemorating a     

          special event. If during your visit you see the tower with a special color and want to know what event is taking place, check the  



Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station

Opening Hours: opens every day from 5:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Grand Central is a terminal station located at 42nd street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. It is the largest train station in the world by the number of platforms. The most striking part of the station is undoubtedly the Vanderbilt Hall, the main waiting room in Grand Central Terminal, provides a spectacular setting for both public and private events. This waiting area of over of 1,100 square meters, draws attention by its neo-classical forms, its sculptures, the transparent dome of the central building, the constellations in the ceiling, columns and marble floor, and the stairs which no one knows where they may take us... The huge figures of Roman gods, Mercury, Minerva and Hercules look down from 42nd Street. This historic NYC landmark is not only a transportation hub—it’s a shopping, dining, and cultural destination with 68 shops, 35 places to eat, and a calendar full of events. This terminal has 67 trains and 5 subway platforms. Around 750 trains arrive and depart daily from the terminal.

Our Advice:

Grand Central station offers their own audio at a fairly affordable rate, or you can download it to your phone with the app: http://goo.gl/UB6KCi

Grand Central Terminal offers a guided tour available seven days a week (closed only on Thanksgiving day and Christmas day). Hours are from 9 am to 6 pm. These hours my be extended during holidays. The 75-minute tour, departs daily at 12:30 p.m. from the Terminal’s Main Concourse. Prices are fairly reasonable, and you can actually save money on tickets through a variety of methods.

In the middle of the great lobby there is an information booth, that attends more than 1000 questions every hour, and you can use it if you need orientation. The four faced clock on top of the information booth is one of the most recognizable icon of Grand Central. It is worth 20 million dollars.

New York Public Library

New York Public Library

Schedule:                       Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays: 10:00am  -  6:00pm

                                    Wednesdays: 11:00 am – 6:00pm         

                                    Sundays: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

New York Public Library, located on Fifth Avenue and 42nd street, the Public Library is one of those magical places for books lovers.  It contains approximately 3 million books, and It is the second largest public library in the United States, after the Congress Library. This Library tries to fill the needs of all Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island residents, in particular those who doesnt have access to library materials.

books and other library materials can be sent by mail through the US Postal Service and be returned in the same way, without any charge to the borrower. The library offers free book materials and every year the Library presents thousands of exhibitions and public programs, including technology, research, and English classes as a second language.

By an agreement between Google and the major international libraries, there are selected books that have been scanned and are available online to readers at the library; however, downloading or redistributed copies are not allowed.

Our Advice:

Go behind the scenes with a free self-guided audio tour. In English and Spanish. lasts 30-45 minutes

Explore NYPL’s history and collections with their free film the New York Public Library, plays every 30 minutes

From Mondays to Saturdays the library offers free tours at 11:00am and 2:00pm Sundays at 2:00pm, tours are for up to 25 people, meeting point would be the desk at the Astor Hall

For those planning to spend some time in New York City, we recommend to get the library card, it is simple to get it, with an id and a prove of address, this card will let you use all service at the library. With the card you can also get a 10% discount at the shop store.

Flat Iron Building

Flat Iron Building


YEAR:              1901-1902


Located at 175 Fifth Avenue and Broadway, next to Madison Square Park, and close to the Empire State Building, going south on 5th Avenue, the way he breaks the strict orthogonal bevel trace Manhattan, New York, United States.

ADDRESS: 175 5th Ave New York NY 1001

VIDEO:   https://en.wikiarquitectura.com/building/flatiron-building/ 

The Flatiron Building is one of the most famous historic landmarks in New York. It was originally called the Fuller Building, after the founder of the company who built it and who died two years before it's completion. This Art Nouveau building Beaux Arts whose facade is divided horizontally into three parts. The entire facade is elaborately decorated with designs and motifs reminiscent of French and Italian Renaissance architecture. Tiene una forma triangular distintiva.

The building stands 285 (67 m) feet tall, with 22 stories. The pointy end of the building is only 6.5 feet (1.98 m) wide and opens up to an acute angle of roughly 25 degrees. The triangular-shaped structure is located on an entire block, bounded by Fifth Avenue, 23rd Street, and Broadway, facing Madison Square.

The Flatiron Building in New York is undoubtedly one of the most striking, renowned and beautiful skyscrapers in the city. Its footprint is a triangle and thus somewhat reminiscent of an iron – hence its name, the Flatiron. It has long been a sought-after picture for photographers – especially with its beautiful antique clock in the foreground. The building is perfectly shaped with the streets of the city – it completely fills the triangle formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway, and 23rd Street.


Today, the Flatiron Building is frequently used in television commercials and documentaries as an easily recognizable symbol of the city. It has appeared in many film settings in New York, such as Hitch, Shark Tale, Spider-man, Armageddon, Godzilla, I fell in love with a witch, among many others.

When construction on the building began, local residents became interested immediately, placing bets on how far the debris would spread when the wind knocked it down. The steel framework of triangular Flatiron Building was not particularly innovative, but engineers, Purdy & Henderson, had to strengthen it to deal with the wind, as the building was quite narrow and therefore had less volume to resist. Nevertheless, the wind was a factor in the public attention the building received.

The building is of historical significance to New York City, designed by architect Daniel Burn and built in 1902. The developer built the skyscraper as a speculative project with the intention of renting offices in various financial and commercial enterprises, which was unusual at that time. The Flatiron represents a first attempt by builders to create a new business center north of Wall Street. Today, it is purely an office building.

The Flatiron Building is so iconic the whole district is named after the building – the Flatiron District of Manhattan. The district forms a rectangle that is bordered by 20th Street to the south; Seventh Avenue and to the west; 25th Street to the north; and Lexington Avenue to the east. Local residents used to refer to the triangular lot bounded by Broadway, and Fifth Avenue, and 22nd and 23rd Street as the "Flat Iron" (with its shape resembling that of a household clothes iron). When the building was constructed, the nickname stuck.

The Flatiron Building is worth visiting throughout the year, but note that it’s best to discover it by day; the building’s illumination is limited at night, so you’re more likely to capture winning photos during daytime hours

Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building

Address:                     405 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10174, EE. UU.

Visiting Schedule:     From 8:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m.

                                   Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays).                     

The city of skyscrapers offers its tourists another landmark building, the Chrysler Building and it stands 319 meters (1047 ft) tall and has 77 floors. It was built between 1928 and 1930, by the US car manufacturer Chrysler, surpassed the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and so becoming the tallest man-made structure in the world. It had been holding that title from 1930 to 1931, for 11 months, until it was surpassed by the nearby Empire State Building. It is one of the most famous examples of the art deco architecture style, with its stainless steel crown and perched gargoyles. This Building’s style—Art Deco—was considered modern, urbane, and luxurious. The term itself originated from the Exposition internationale des Arts Décoratifs et industriels modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts), held in Paris in 1925.

The most striking aspect of this skyscraper is located on the top, where there are some of eagle heads on the ledge of  the 61st floor. A little further down, on the 31st floor, in each corner of the ledge there is a reproduction of pieces of flying wings. The unique skyscraper was made with 29,961 tons of steel, about 3,826,000 bricks, and there are a total of 3,862 windows that gaze out on New York.

The visual impact of the building lies in the wealth of the forms and use of the materials, in particular the metal plates, which reflect the light of the sun. In the roof there is a huge mural of 36 meter long by 26 meters wide painted by Edward Trumbull that represents images of a type of progress, transport and energy.

The lobby triangular with inputs and outputs to the sides, is illuminated in a very theatrical way and lavishly decorated with Red Moroccan marble walls, sienna-coloured floor and onyx, blue marble and steel in Art Deco compositions. Another main feature of the lobby are the 32 lifts available, each one of them different, and manufactured with american hardwoods from different parts of the world.

Eleven months after the opening of the Chrysler Building, the tallest building in the world, the Empire State Building eclipsed it. This building was purchased by the Abu Dhabi Investment Council for $800 million in 2008 from Tishman Speyer real estate investment company for 90 percent majority ownership. It is primarily an office building and contains the corporate headquarters of some large investment and property firms.

Located on the east side of Manhattan, in the 405 of Lexington Avenue and at the intersection of 42nd Street. The entrance to the Chrysler building is free, there is no access beyond the visitor's entrance of the building. The lobby of the building is open to the public from 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday.

The Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel

New York is usually not presented a romantic destination, but it is. The Hotel Plaza is a very important component within the romantic concept of the Big Apple, it is a site where they can live a whole experience of dreams. The hotel was built as a permanent residence for some of the most famous men of New York as Vanderbilt, then the idea of sharing the space, the room and the bed with an ambassador or a king or a famous person of the jet set, is exciting. Five of their eight hundred rooms, all are different. Since it is a property built for permanent residence in (1907), who had a property in the, could have some fifteen rooms and decorate and designed in their own way. From there the variety and richness of each one of them. It is a symbol of distinction, class and wealth, you don't need to be part of a chain of hotels, alone has earned the image of exquisiteness. The Hotel Plaza offers 282 distinctive guest rooms, including 102 luxurious suites with the largest in square feet of any luxury hotel in New York. Elegance and luxury of the old world are complemented by discreet placement of the latest technology integrated carefully along the length of each guest room high-definition television and high-speed Wi-Fi internet. The Plaza is the first hotel of the world to offer iPads in the room for all the guests for the control of their experience throughout the hotel. With exclusive boutiques and suppliers of the good food, as well as health and welfare services including a Caudalie Vinotherapie spa Spa, salon and a fitness center in LAPALESTRA. The architecture of carved within the large castle-like milestone, magnificent public spaces distinguishes it as the grand palace par excellence. The opulent Grand Ballroom and terrace room have been meticulously restored to its original grandeur. From the sumptuous decor to the white glove service impeccable, the Plaza is an outstanding hotel that offers every indulgence. For guests in the suite, additionally offers butler service 24 hours a day.

Empire State Building
Grand Central Station
New York Public Library
Flat Iron Building
Chrysler Building
The Plaza Hotel