In New York City, location is everything. And our location is perfect. Arlo SoHo is the perfect jumping off point for the major city sights. This includes many architectural wonders that are just a few minutes north in Midtown, from majestic churches to amazing skyscrapers. Here’s a few of our favorites:
Few buildings embody “grand” scale with amazing details like Beaux-Arts style Grand Central Terminal. We love the marble floors, the zodiac mural when you look up, and of course the iconic clock that’s appeared in countless movies and shows. There’s also oak leaves and acorns on many of the pillars, which add a touch of whimsical fun.
Moving on up to 5th Ave between 50th and 51st, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a gorgeous Gothic Revival church built in 1879. It stands out like a beacon among the Midtown high-rises and features twin spires that reach nearly 330 feet into the sky.
Just nearby, featuring Art Deco designs and various iconic sculptures, the sprawling Rockefeller Center complex reflects our city’s creativity and spirt. At Arlo SoHo we frequently encourage guests to enjoy a tour of Rockefeller Center’s grounds, including a visit to the legendary ice-skating rink in the winter months.
Built by Modernist architecture pioneer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the Seagram Building at 375 Park Avenue remains a striking example of the period. It used more than 1,500 tons of bronze during construction and became highly influential for American architects in the years after its completion.
The pinnacle of the famed New York Public Library system, the Stephen Schwarzman Building is another Beaux-Arts style building that personifies Midtown’s timeless beauty. The building’s interior highlights include the Main Reading Room, a 78 by 297-foot open space with a 52-foot-high ceiling.
Need a plan to conduct your own architectural tour of Midtown? Talk to one of our knowledgeable Arlo NoMad concierges who can help you create a fun walking day with some lunch and dinner takeout recommendations as well.