Dominating Fifth Avenue, in its powerful style, Donald Trump's brainchild Trump Tower was built in 1983 by architects Swanke, Hayden & Connell. The 68-story building has an all glass and bronze façade that blends well into the environment.
The public spaces inside the building are decked in marble, brass and mirrors. The gigantic five-level atrium has an arresting waterfall. Natural light passes through the monolithic skylight that caps the atrium. To cross over the waterfall's pool, there is a pedestrian bridge for public use.
The first six stories of the building house a mall, where the retail shops and eateries will keep you busy for hours. Check out the latest fashions or browse through ornaments at the jewelry shops. During Christmas season, the base of the tower plays host to choral groups, when passerbys add celebration to the charming display.
Above the mall, the apartments and the offices make it a mixed use building. Donald Trump resides in the Tower's penthouse valued at more than $100 million. If you are in the city, this is quintessential New York that you do not want to miss.
After Trump Towers, you may want to visit the neighboring Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Television and Radio, Seagram Building and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Those in a mood for an exotic bite will lenjoy wood-grilled pigeons, partridges and quails at the Town Restaurant (212-582-4445) located in Chambers Hotel.
At The Peninsula New York located nearby, the rooms offer great views of the city and you can find on-site drinking and dining options. A stunning façade, modern business amenities, plush interiors, state-of-the-art gym and indoor swimming pool make it a preferred destination for those who cannot stay without luxury of a five star hotel. Another close-by hotel Four Seasons New York, is easier on the pocket and offers sophisticated interiors and plush amenities coupled with great service.
725 Fifth Ave,
New York, NY 10022-2519
Tel: (212) 832-2000
Trains: E, F to Fifth Ave.