New York City is the home to high-rise buildings and skyscrapers. One World Trade Center is the tallest building, which rises 1,776 feet. The history of the tallest buildings in New York started with the completion of the World Building in 1890, and in the next 50 years, 16 skyscrapers over 600 feet (183 m) were built. Unfortunately, dozens of beautiful old buildings and famous landmarks were also demolished to make new development. In 1965, the National Historic Preservation Act was passed to protect these historic landmarks. Below is a collection of historic buildings and landmarks that were demolished and vanished, including workplaces, hotels, and private homes. Vote your favorites, and don’t forget to share.