The MUST-SEE Architecture in New York City

Check out Contemporary New York’s must-see buildings below.

VIA 57

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Architect: BIG
Built: 2016
Type: Residential
Address: 625 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Open to the Public: No
Website: www.via57west.com/

The High Line

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Architect:  James Corner Field Operations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Built: 2009
Type: Raised Park, Infrastructure
Address: New York, NY 10011, USA
Open to the Public: Yes
Hours: Daily: 7:00am – 10:00pm
Cost: Free
Website: www.thehighline.org/

New Museum of Contemporary Art

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Architect: SANAA
Built: 2007
Type: Museum
Address: The New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York , NY, USA
Open to the Public: Yes
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm (open until 9:00pm on Thursday)
Cost: US $18
Website: www.newmuseum.org/

56 Leonard Street

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Architect: Herzog and de Meuron
Built: 2016
Type: Residential
Address: 56 Leonard Street, New York, NY 10013, USA
Open to the Public: No
Website: 56leonardtribeca.com/home/

MoMA


Architect: Yoshio Taniguchi 
Built: 2004
Type: Museum
Address: 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Open to the Public: Yes
Hours: Daily: 10:30am – 5:30pm (open until 9:00pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Cost: US $25
Website: www.moma.org/

Whitney Museum of American Art

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Architect: Renzo Piano
Built: 2015
Type: Museum
Address: 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014, USA
Open to the Public: Yes
Hours: Daily: 10:30am – 6:00pm (open until 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday)
Cost: US $25
Website: whitney.org/

DVF Studio Headquarters

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Architect: Work AC
Built: 2008
Type: Office
Address: Diane Von Furstenberg Headquarters, 874 Washington Street, New York, NY, USA
Open to the Public: No

41 Cooper Square

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Architect: Morphosis
Built: 2009
Type: Institutional
Address: 41 Cooper Square, New York, NY, USA
Open to the Public: Yes

40 Bond Street

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Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
Built: 2007
Type: Housing
Address: 40 Bond Street, New York , NY, USA
Open to the Public: No

520 West 28th Street

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Architect: Zaha Hadid
Built: 2017
Type: Residential
Address: 520 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001
Open to the Public: No
Website: www.520w28.com/

8 Spruce Street

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Architect: Frank Gehry
Built: 2011
Type: Residential
Address: 8 Spruce Street, New York, NY, USA
Open to the Public: No
Website: newyorkbygehry.com/

IAC Building

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Architect: Frank Gehry
Built: 2007
Type: Office
Address: 527 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
Open to the Public: No
Website: iac.com/

Hearst Tower


Architect: Foster + Partners
Built: 2006
Type: Office
Address: Hearst Tower, 300 West 57th Street, New York, NY, USA
Open to the Public: Yes
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Website: hearstdms.com/

High Line 23

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Architect: Neil M. Denari Architects
Built: 2009
Type: Galleries, Residential
Address: 517 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011, USA
Open to the Public: Yes

432 Park Avenue

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Architect: Rafael Vinoly
Built: 2015
Type: Residential
Address: 432 Park Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA
Open to the Public: No
Website: www.432parkavenue.com/

New Amsterdam Pavilion


Architect: UNStudio
Built: 2009
Type: Pavilion
Address: Peter Minuit Plaza, New York, NY 10004, USA
Open to the Public: Yes

Apple 5th Avenue


Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Built: 2006
Type: Retail
Address: Apple Fifth Avenue, 767 5th Ave, New York, NY 10153, USA
Open to the Public: Yes
Hours: 24/7
Website: www.apple.com/retail/fifthavenue/

Sperone Westwater Gallery

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Architect: Foster + Partners
Built: 2010
Type: Gallery
Address: 257 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, USA
Open to the Public: Yes
Hours: Weekdays: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Website: www.speronewestwater.com/

BONUS: MoMA PS1

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Type: Young Architects Program. Winning project is featured throughout the summer.
Address: 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA
Open to the Public: Yes
Hours: Daily: 10:00am – 6:00pm (Closed Tuesday & Wednesday)
Website: momaps1.org/

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