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Brooklyn Bridge

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Empire State Building

Both are highly recommended by writers. Overall, Empire State Building ranks significantly better than Brooklyn Bridge. Empire State Building ranks #3 in New York City with praise from 8 reviewers like Lonely Planet, Michelin Guide and National Geographic.

Both are highly recommended by writers. Overall, Empire State Building ranks significantly better than Brooklyn Bridge. Empire State Building ranks #3 in New York City with praise from 8 reviewers like Lonely Planet, Michelin Guide and National Geographic.

tripexpert score
91
#17 in New York City
location

Brooklyn Bridge, NY

endorsements
  • 8 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    When it was completed in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was a marvel of civil engineering—the longest suspension bridge in the world.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    A walk across its promenade—a boardwalk elevated above the roadway, shared by pedestrians, in-line skaters, and cyclists—takes about 40 minutes and delivers exhilarating views. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Its Gothic-inspired stone pylons and intricate steel-cable webs have moved poets such as Walt Whitman and Hart Crane to sing the praises of this great span. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    A New York icon, the Brooklyn Bridge was the world’s first steel suspension bridge. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    This famed structure was one of the great engineering triumphs of the 19C. Full Review →

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98
#1 in New York City

350 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10118

  • 10 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    With the tragic demise of the World Trade Center, this symbol of New York is again the city's most recognizable skyscraper and, at 1,050 feet, its tallest.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The Empire State Building is an art deco monument to progress, a symbol for New York City, and a star in some great romantic scenes, on- and off-screen. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    There’s no better introduction to New York than a visit to the Empire State Building... the apex of the New York skyline. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The Empire State Building – actually a very glorified office building – is the most famous member of the New York skyline. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Strength and grace combine to make the Empire State Building the most famous sky­scraper in the world and the quintessential New York landmark. Full Review →

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