NYC is home to some of the most iconic buildings in the world–and unfortunately some of the ugliest, like the Verizon building–so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a majority of the most loved buildings in the U.S. reside right in our very city.
Buildworld, a company that provides people with building and construction needs, analyzed Twitter posts of about 6,000 of the world’s most famous landmarks and then used AI to find out which of those received the most praise for their design.
And when it comes to the top ten most loved buildings in the U.S., NYC dominates.
In fact, six of the top ten most loved buildings reside in NYC, and include:
- Empire State Building
- Flatiron Building
- Brooklyn Museum
- One World Trade Center
- New York Public Library
- Chrysler Building
The Empire State Building has received quite a good amount of praise, with 63% of tweets about its design being positive ones. This building comes second only to Fallingwater in Millrun, PA, in which 65.1% of tweets regarding its design are positive.
Not too far away from the ESB is the Flatiron Building, which has garnered 56.5% positive tweets regarding its design, followed by Brooklyn Museum (55.1%), One World Trade Center (51.9%), NYPL (49.5%), and the Chrysler Building (43.9%).
Our analysis shows that architecture fans are enamoured with many of New York City’s most famous buildings, though Lloyd Wright’s iconic Guggenheim Museum does not feature. With 63% of tweets in praise of its Art Deco design, Manhattan’s iconic Empire State Building is America’s second-most loved building. It opened as the world’s tallest building in 1931 and was recognised by the American Institute of Architects as the country’s favourite building in a 2007 poll.
With all of NYC’s iconic buildings it surely doesn’t come as a surprise that the city dominates the cinematic landscape, and even though we love all the landmarks that make our city so unique, we also love all the places that don’t look like they even belong in NYC.
And, while you’re checking out all of NYC’s most loved buildings, be sure to check out the city’s most beautiful streets!
The full study can be found here.