These Iconic Landmarks in New York City Are Built Or Designed By Women

These Iconic Landmarks in New York City Are Built Or Designed By Women

By MAKERS Team

Mar 10, 2017

Often times when people pass iconic buildings, monuments, or landmarks, they see the name of the man or men who built them, even if they only played a small part in its construction.

New York City in particular is filled with streets named after famous men, memorials honoring memorable men, and everything else related to... historical men. But what about historic women?

In a continuation of the effort to put her on the map, MAKERS decided to research some of the many landmarks in the Big Apple that were actually made by women, who seldom get the credit.

Click through the gallery above to see some of the many NYC landmarks — as selected by Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation for Built by Women NYC (BxW NYC) — that were female "designed and/or constructed by women."

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Photo Credit: Gary Hershorn/Getty Images

Gallery

National September 11 Memorial & Museum (Pavilion), 200 Liberty Street, Manhattan Erleen Hatfield, Partner, BuroHappold Photo Credit: James Leynse/Corbis via Getty Images
Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Emily Warren Roebling, Field Engineer, John A. Roebling’s Sons Company Photo Credit: Gary Hershorn/Getty Images
The High Line, Gansevoort Street to 34th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, Manhattan Lisa Switkin, Partner in Charge, James Corner Field Operations | Elizabeth Diller, Principal, Diller, Scofidio + Renfro | Nahyun Hwang, Senior Associate, James Corner Field Operations | Justine Heilner, Director of Business Development and Marketing, James Corner Field Operations | Lara Shihab Eldin, Project Designer, James Corner Field Operations | Sierra Bainbridge, Associate, James Corner Field Operations | Maura Rockcastle, Associate, James Corner Field Operations | Isabel Castilla, Associate, James Corner Field Operations | Kimberly Cooper, Associate, James Corner Field Operations | Karen Tamir, Senior Associate, James Corner Field Operations | Elizabeth Fain LaBombard, Associate, James Corner Field Operations | Megan Born, Associate, James Corner Field Operations | Stephanie Ulrich, Project Designer, James Corner Field Operations Photo Credit: Mark Bonifacio/NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images
Grand Central Terminal (Renovation), 89 East 42nd Street, Manhattan Margaret Kittinger, Partner, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners| Jean Campbell, Associate, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners | Joan Gerner, Project Executive, SVP, Bovis Lend Lease Photo Credit: Visions of America/UIG/Getty Images
Bethesda Fountain Emma Stebbins, Designer Photo Credit: Stephen J. Boitano/LightRocket via Getty Images
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site (Recreation) Theodate Pope Riddle, first female architect in NY Photo Credit: Keith Getter/Getty Images
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