4 Empire State Building
It’s the most iconic building in New York City and one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. The Empire State Building is the fourth-tallest building in New York City and the fifth-tallest building in the United States. It was the first-ever skyscraper to contain more than 100 floors, and it was built in just 14 months during the Great Depression. The Empire State Building was the tallest building in Manhattan until the construction of the original World Trade Center towers in 1972. After the 9/11 attacks, it was once again the tallest building in Manhattan and remained as such until 2013, when One World Trade Center claimed the title.