7 Best Monuments to See in NYC – 7 Giants of History
When it comes to visiting New York City, there is a certain rule: you don’t leave until you experience it all. And by all, we mean great food, Central Park, famous monuments and extraordinary buildings. Naturally, the best way to do so is by renting one of our luxurious limos, and by that ensuring your own comfort and the best COVID-19 measures for safe travel.
Read on to find out which are the best monuments to see in NYC we recommend for visiting.
Central Park – Little Patch of Green on Maps, Big Place in Hearts of New Yorkers
There are many reasons why Central Park is the most famous park in the world. It has been designed as a public place for people in the city, the first of this grandeur design in the USA.
After that, it has become the most filmed location in the world. We bet you can name at least ten movies being filmed here.
On top of all, this wonderfully spaced 778-acre urban oasis is the most visited place in the country.
The one thing you can not miss to see is the Bow Bridge, one of the most romantic monuments in Central Park in NYC. This walkway bridge was made of ipe wood that turns heartening red when it rains.
Statue of Liberty – Lady of Hope and Grace
By the time New York was still known as New Amsterdam, two French guys gifted the city with one marvelous lady. Sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi was the designer, and Gustave Eiffel was the builder of this 151 foot tall Lady of Liberty. This most famous national monument in NYC was made of bronze and it took only twenty years to become iconic greenish as it is now.
Since the beginning, this wonderful sculpture was a symbol of hope for all who seek shelter in the country. It was placed to be the first site for ships upon arriving in the harbor.
After the tragic events on September 11, it was closed for visitations until 2009, when a record number of 3.2 million people came to visit.
Times Square – Massive Screen in the Heart of NYC
Nothing is noteworthy unless it is placed on one of the massive screens in Times Square. The junction of Broadway and 7th Avenue makes the heart of Times Square. The place is full of artists of all kinds and crowded with tourists, while delicious smells are wafting from the food trucks from all over the streets.
Nearby you can visit Madame Tussaud’s famous waxwork, and don’t forget to go to M&M. We are sure you won’t be able to resist these two at least, among many other stores.
Times Square is the most attractive landmark for many movies, thus becoming one of the best monuments to see in NYC.
From there, you can easily orient yourself to the next stop on your monument tour limo drive.
Empire State Building – The most Filmtastic Among Best Monuments to See in NYC
Empire State Building is just a short drive away from Times Square. Among famous monuments in NYC, this one is by far the most beloved. In the year 1931 when it was built, it was the tallest building in the world.
No matter what kind of movies you watch, romantic, horror or fantasy, the Empire State Building imprinted its iconic presence on the big screens. You’ve probably seen at least one of these: Sleepless in Seattle, King Kong, and the British Doctor Who. If no, here is your perfect chance to see it in person.
Brooklyn Bridge – Gothic Mother of Bridges
When it comes to driving around in our luxurious limos in search of historical monuments in NYC, you can never go wrong with this elegant gothic architectonic miracle.
Built in 1883, the largest bridge ever at the time that people were afraid to cross, now is the highly exploited tourist attraction.
From there, you can see Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, not to mention the stunning view of Manhattan in the sunset.
The Cooper Union – Super Building With Iron Beams
Peter Cooper designed the historic Foundation Building, and you can easily guess why it was named like that. During the time it was built between 1853 and 1859, there were no elevators, but Cooper still left room for one, under the impression that the technology of the future would not prove him wrong.
This brownstone marvel is the oldest structure in the country that was framed with beams of steel. Its Great Hall offered a historically perfect place for many famous people to lend some speeches, like Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Bill Clinton, among others.
Chrysler Building – Queen with Crown and Eagles
Chrysler Building is the loveliest of NYC monuments. It was the tallest building in the world for a very short period of time, but what sets it apart from all other famous sites are not historical data or statistics, as much as amazing Art Deco architecture.
The designer William Van Alen made sure that Chrysler is forever known for its elegance and stunning crown, with a well recognizable pattern. Not to mention the grand eagles on its 61st floor, which you might know from movies Men in Black and Wizard’s Apprentice. In the last one, the eagle actually got to fly.
We are no wizards, but can easily offer you one of the best drives in our luxurious limos to see the best monuments of NYC. Honestly, there is no better way to go about seeing all the places that stand as the heart and soul of this grandiose city.
In a place so big, impregnated with history and culture, one lifetime could not be enough to visit all the famous sites and monuments. But, hopefully, you can always go on a drive of your life and take a look at those who scream New York by its uniqueness.