21. The Garment District Button

The giant button threaded with a needle on 7th Avenue and 39th Street is hard to miss. It is part of the Fashion Center Information Kiosk designed by Pentagram Architectural Services in 1996 and inspired by Claes Oldenburg’s sculptures. According to the New York Times, the stainless steel needle was 31-feet long and had a 2-foot eye threaded through a 14-foot button. In 2011, it was deemed the world’s largest button.