Murray Hill Architecture Walk, New York

Murray Hill Architecture Walk (Self Guided), New York

The midtown Manhattan neighborhood of Murray Hill is a gorgeous feast for the eyes, with an architectural landscape that takes in pre-war buildings, 19th-century townhouses and post-college co-eds.

Within its boundaries are two iconic pieces of architecture. Admire the magnificent Beaux-Arts building that is Grand Central Terminal, more commonly known as “Grand Central Station”, one of the busiest train stations in the country. Tour the cavernous Main Concourse and look up at the iconic four-faced clock on top of the information booth. There are more than 40 platforms here as well as numerous restaurants.

Then head to the Chrysler Building, a fabulous Art Deco skyscraper that for a brief period in its history was the tallest building in the world. It is one of the most admired structures in the city and stands at a neck-craning height of 1,048 feet (319.5 meters). Among its most standout features are the crescent-shaped steps of the spire which are made of steel, under which are steel gargoyles, depicting American eagles.

Another architectural highlight in the neighborhood is the Morgan Library & Museum, an Italian Renaissance-style palazzo that is home to a rare collection of books.
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Murray Hill Architecture Walk Map

Guide Name: Murray Hill Architecture Walk
Guide Location: USA » New York
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: Helen
East 42nd Street, Grand Central Terminal

1) East 42nd Street, Grand Central Terminal

East 42nd Street

2) East 42nd Street

East 38th Street

3) East 38th Street

East 38th Street

4) East 38th Street

Park Avenue, Our Saviour Church

5) Park Avenue, Our Saviour Church

225 Madison Avenue, The Pierpont Morgan Library

6) 225 Madison Avenue, The Pierpont Morgan Library

225 Madison Avenue, The Pierpont Morgan Library

7) 225 Madison Avenue, The Pierpont Morgan Library

283 Lexington Avenue, The SSMAC Club

8) 283 Lexington Avenue, The SSMAC Club

East 35th Street

9) East 35th Street

East 35th Street

10) East 35th Street

209 Madison Avenue, Church of the Incarnation

12) 209 Madison Avenue, Church of the Incarnation

Park Avenue corner with East 34th Street

13) Park Avenue corner with East 34th Street

3rd Avenue corner with East 34th Street

14) 3rd Avenue corner with East 34th Street

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