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What’s Your Favorite Building in New York City?

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Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know.

Last week, we asked you to name the ugliest buildings in New York City, and the answers were as passionate as they were varied. (And there were a few clear winners, including the Brutalist Verizon building on Pearl Street, and the hulking tower that is 3 Park Avenue.)

And while it’s fun to make fun of terrible architecture, this week we’re veering in the opposite direction—we want to hear about your favorite building in New York City. Because, let’s be real: There are way more beautiful buildings in the city than there are stinkers. Like, look at this one:

Or this one:

And those are just some of the most famous ones; we’re confident that many, many underrated gems will come up in the comments.

So weigh in below, and the same rules apply: It doesn’t matter what the building is, as long as it’s within the five boroughs and is, in fact, a building. (But that does mean that monuments—like the Statue of Liberty or the Washington Square Park Arch—are out. Sorry, them’s the rules.) And again, show your work, and put a photo of your favorite building in the comments.