New York Sightseeing: See NYC’s Tallest Building, Smallest Park & Most Expensive Burger

on April 2, 2013

One World Trade Center

There is so much to see and do in New York City, that you almost always need a roadmap to take it all in, even if you book a New York Sightseeing tour. Luckily, Weekendtrips has your back.

If you’re looking to take a quick daytrip to the Big Apple and are interested in seeing the city’s tallest building, taking a walk in its smallest park and having a bite of its priciest hamburger, check this out.

Tallest Building

While New York is already known for housing some of the most breathtaking buildings in the world, it will soon also be home to the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere as well. Upon completion, The One World Trade Center (1 WTC) will stand at 1,776 feet (symbolizing the year of American independence). Opening later this year, the building features 104 floors and is built with recycled materials and rainwater-collecting mechanisms designed to reduce water consumption. The building is also rumored to feature glass prisms that turn from squares into octagons. It will sit on the site of the former Twin Towers.

Septuagesimo Uno

Smallest Park

On most New York City sightseeing tours, Central Park is a prerequisite. But how about a park that is off the beaten trail? It is said that Septuagesimo Uno is the smallest park in the Big Apple. Sandwiched between two buildings, the small patch of shrubs and benches is described as a ‘pocket park’ and its name means 71 in Latin named after is location on 71st Street (between West End Avenue and Broadway).

Le Burger Extravagant

Most Expensive Burger

If you want to try one of the most expensive burgers in North America, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it can be found in Manhattan. Serendipity 3’s “Le Burger Extravagant” is made with Japanese Wagyu beef and features white truffle butter. Topped with aged cheddar cheese, black truffles, a fried quail egg and Kaluga caviar. Its bun is touched with gold and you know how burgers from your local Hero are sometimes held together with toothpick? This place has one too, the only difference being its tooth-pick is encrusted with diamonds. If you’re wondering why it has taken me so long to get to the price, it’s just because I am still trying to swallow it myself. You can grab one for yourself for a paltry $295. You also have to pre-order it. Before you start choking even at the thought, the money from it does go directly to charity.

If you need something to wash it down with, you can also try Serendipity 3’s Frrrozen Haute Chocolate which features 28 different kinds of cocoa and topped with five grams of edible gold. It’s only $25,000. Ha!