This is perhaps the most famous building in the world. It takes up a full city block and there are always lines around the block to get it. Take the elevator to the observation deck and enjoy the views.
The pinnacle of the building is what makes this building special. When finished in 1930, it held the status of world's tallest building for a mere 346 days before the Empire State Building took eclipsed it.
Unlike most architectural gems where you'll stand awe-struck looking at the exterior, Grand Central is one of those gems where the magic happens inside. As you walk into the main room, look up at the starry ceiling, and make sure to go downstairs to check out the echo chamber.
The first tower to be built in NYC after 9/11, this building is also the first "green" high rise office building in the city. When you walk by, make sure to go inside and check out the enormous waterfall in the lobby atrium.
Built in 1902, this triangular building is one of NY's most compelling buildings. The design so defied common architectural practices that it was commonly believed it would collapse as soon as it was faced with a strong wind. Yet it's still standing and even starred in the Spider Man movies.