The perpetual rivalry of NYC's skyline has always been about height but here are 10 buildings are more over the top than some of the tallest buildings.
NYC's Fifth Avenue has always been pretty special, although it began with a rather ordinary and functional name, and turned into a Millionaire's Row of mansions
Some of NYC's buildings were surprisingly short-lived, starting at just two years old including Grand Central Station, the Folk Art Museum Crystal Palace
A look at the changing streetscape of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, once the site of Cornelius Vanderbilt II's mansion, the largest single family home in the city at the time.
The rise and fall of the Vanderbilt family still pervades American historical lore and the remnants of Cornelius Vanderbilt II's Fifth Avenue Mansion can still be found throughout Manhattan.