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Statue of Liberty

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Empire State Building

Both are rated very highly by travel writers. Overall, Empire State Building ranks slightly higher than Statue of Liberty. Empire State Building ranks #3 in New York City with endorsements from 8 sources including Lonely Planet, concierge.com and National Geographic.

Both are rated very highly by travel writers. Overall, Empire State Building ranks slightly higher than Statue of Liberty. Empire State Building ranks #3 in New York City with endorsements from 8 sources including Lonely Planet, concierge.com and National Geographic.

tripexpert score
94
#5 in New York City
location

Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10004

endorsements
  • 8 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    It's hard to imagine a more evocative and familiar symbol of the United States than the lady with the torch.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    For millions of immigrants, the first glimpse of America was the Statue of Liberty, growing from a vaguely defined figure on the horizon into a towering, stately colossus. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    For the millions who came by ship to America in the last century... Lady Liberty, standing in the Upper Bay, was their first glimpse of America. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    In a city full of American icons, the Statue of Liberty is perhaps the most famous. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    The Statue of Liberty, her torch upraised in welcome since 1886, was a gift to the US from the people of France. 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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