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New York City’s architecture and icons are immediately recognized around the world. Grand Central Station, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum are masterpieces of architectural design and engineering. These and other iconic landmarks help bring the city’s history and stories to life, attracting visiting tourists and local New Yorkers alike.
 

The Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge stamp art
The Brooklyn Bridge stamp art
The Brooklyn Bridge stamp art
The Brooklyn Bridge stamp
The Brooklyn Bridge stamp
The Brooklyn Bridge stamp

 
The Brooklyn Bridge was the first steel-wire suspension bridge and the first to use pneumatic chambers during construction. When it opened on May 24, 1883 after 14 years of construction, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.

BROOKLYN BRIDGE Commemorative stamp
MEDIUM board, gesso, acrylic
ILLUSTRATOR Howard Koslow (b. 1924)
ART DIRECTOR Howard Paine
FIRST DAY OF ISSUE May 17, 1983

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty stamp art
The Statue of Liberty stamp art
The Statue of Liberty stamp art
The Statue of Liberty stamp
The Statue of Liberty stamp
The Statue of Liberty stamp

 
The Statue of Liberty, standing at the entrance to New York Harbor since its dedication in 1886, has welcomed millions of immigrants to the United States. “Lady Liberty” has the distinct honor of appearing on more US stamps than any other national monument.

STATUE OF LIBERTY Definitive stamp
MEDIUM paper, gouache
ILLUSTRATOR Tom Engerman (b. 1966)
ART DIRECTOR Carl Herrman
FIRST DAY OF ISSUE June 24, 1994

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal stamp art
Grand Central Terminal stamp art
Grand Central Terminal stamp art
The Brooklyn Bridge stamp
Grand Central Terminal stamp
Grand Central Terminal stamp

 
Grand Central Terminal, which opened in 1912, was recognized as the largest and grandest railway station in the world. Encompassing nearly 48 acres on two levels, the terminal was built when rail was the predominate mode of travel. Grand Central Terminal still serves both suburban and long-distance travelers.

GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL American Landmarks Issue
MEDIUM digital (pencil sketch scanned)
ILLUSTRATOR Dan Cosgrove (b. 1955)
ART DIRECTOR Phil Jordan
FIRST DAY OF ISSUE February 1, 2013

The Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Ellis Island Immigration Museum postal stationery art
The Ellis Island Immigration Museum postal stationery art
The Ellis Island Immigration Museum postal stationery art
Ellis Island Immigration Museum postal stationery
The Ellis Island Immigration Museum postal stationery
The Ellis Island Immigration Museum postal stationery

 
The Ellis Island Immigration Museum celebrates the nation’s largest immigration inspection station, which operated from 1892 until 1954. Twelve million immigrants entered the US through the doors of Ellis Island, and their descendants account for nearly half of the country’s population.

ELLIS ISLAND IMMIGRATION MUSEUM Postal Stationery
MEDIUM board, gesso, acrylic, graphite
ILLUSTRATOR Howard Koslow (b. 1924)
ART DIRECTOR Derry Noyes
FIRST DAY OF ISSUE May 11, 1992

The Empire State Building

The Empire State Building stamp art
The Empire State Building stamp art
The Empire State Building stamp art
The Empire State Building stamp
The Empire State Building stamp
The Empire State Building stamp

 
The Empire State Building is an iconic 102-story skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan. Opened in 1931, this building held the record as the tallest in the world for nearly 40 years until the topping of the World Trade Center’s North Tower in 1970.

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING Celebrate the Century: 1930s
MEDIUM board, graphite
ILLUSTRATOR Paul Calle (1928-2010)
ART DIRECTOR Howard Paine
FIRST DAY OF ISSUE September 10, 1998