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The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. It connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. It was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903, and the first steel-wire suspension bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge was initially designed by German immigrant John Augustus Roebling, who had previously designed and constructed shorter suspension bridges. The Brooklyn Bridge has a wide pedestrian walkway open to walkers and cyclists, in the center of the bridge and higher than the automobile lanes.
Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, located at 881 Seventh Avenue. Carnegie Hall is designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, it is one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical music and popular music. Carnegie Hall contains three distinct, separate performance spaces: The Main Hall, Zankel Hall, Weill Recital Hall. The building also contains the Carnegie Hall Archives, established in 1986, and the Rose Museum, which opened in 1991. Carnegie Hall is one of the last large buildings in New York built entirely of masonry, without a steel frame.
The Central Synagogue is located at 652 Lexington Avenue on the corner of 55th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York. Built in 1872. It is among the oldest synagogue buildings still standing in the United States. It was designated a National Historic Landmark on May 15, 1975. On Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. a docent conducts a free tour, which begins at the front entrance. The building was restored by 2001 in the original style after an accidental fire in August 1998. The roof and its supports were destroyed as a result of the fire. During this fire, the firefighter's sensitivity for the building saved all but the central pane in the rose window that dominates the eastern wall.
Central Park is a public park in the center of Manhattan in New York City, United States. The park initially opened in 1857, on 843 acres of city-owned land. In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they entitled the Greensward Plan. Construction began the same year and was completed in 1873. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963, the park is currently managed by the Central Park Conservancy under contract with the city government. The park, which receives approximately thirty-five million visitors annually, is the most visited urban park in the United States.
The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco style skyscraper in New York City, located on the east side of Manhattan in the Turtle Bay area at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. The Chrysler Building was designed by architect William Van Alen for a project of Walter P. Chrysler. It was the world's tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. The Chrysler Building is a classic example of Art Deco architecture and considered by many contemporary architects to be one of the finest buildings in New York City.
New York City Hall is located at the center of City Hall Park in the Civic Center area of Lower Manhattan, New York City, USA, between Broadway, Park Row, and Chambers Street. The building is the oldest City Hall in the United States. New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Mangin and McComb designed the building, which was constructed between 1810 and 1812.
The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark skyscraper and American cultural icon in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (381 meters), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 ft (443.2 m) high. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the world's tallest building for 40 years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center's North Tower was completed in 1972. The building is owned and managed by W&H Properties.
The Flatiron Building, or Fuller Building, as it was originally called, is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City. Upon completion in 1902 it was one of the tallest buildings in the city and the only skyscraper north of 14th Street. The Flatiron Building was designed by Chicago's Daniel Burnham as a vertical Renaissance palazzo with Beaux-Arts styling. The Flatiron Building has become an icon representative of New York City.
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The Grand Central Terminal opened in 1913 after 10 years' construction. It is Created by the famous New York clock crafting company known as Seth Thomas, the Grand Central Terminal Clock is valued between 10 and 20 million dollars. The clock's four faces are made from opal, and the remainder of the clock is made of brass, according to NYCTourist.com. The Grand Central Terminal's clock is a time-honored meeting spot for people who visit the expansive station, which is 120 feet wide, 275 feet long and has 125-foot ceilings.
The Guggenheim Museum is a well-known museum located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, United States. Guggenheim Museum was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it is one of the 20th century's most important architectural landmarks. The museum opened on October 21, 1959. It is the permanent home to a renowned collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art and also features special exhibitions throughout the year.
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John F. Kennedy International Airport is an international airport located in the borough of Queens in New York City. It is the busiest international air passenger gateway to the United States. In 2010, the airport handled 46,514,154 passengers, making it the 14th busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic. Over ninety airlines operate out of JFK. The airport is the fourth largest hub for American Airlines and is the fifth largest hub for Delta Air Lines. JFK has eight terminals containing 151 gates, seven of which are currently in use.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a 16.3acre complex of buildings in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of New York City's Upper West Side. Reynold Levy has been its president since 2002. While the center was named because it was located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood, it is unclear whether the area was named as a tribute to Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln Center has 29 indoor and outdoor performance facilities. Lincoln Center serves as home for 11 resident arts organizations.
The MetLife Building, originally called the Pan Am Building, is a skyscraper located at 200 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The MetLife Building was the largest commercial office building in the world when it opened on March 7, 1963. Pan American World Airways was the building's owner for many years. The building previously had helicopter service to Pan Am's terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, a 7-to-10-minute flight from the rooftop helipad. Designed by Emery Roth & Sons with the assistance of Walter Gropius and Pietro Belluschi, the Pan Am Building is an example of an International style skyscraper.
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east. New York City, with a population of over 8.1 million, is the most populous city in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, it is also a destination of choice for many foreign visitors. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States to mark the Centennial of the American Declaration of Independence. There are 62 cities in New York. New York covers 54,556 square miles (141,300 km2) and ranks as the 27th largest state by size.
Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres (89,000 m2) between 48th and 51st streets in New York City, United States. It is built by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, spanning the area between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. Rockefeller Center represents a turning point in the history of architectural sculpture, it is among the last major building projects in the United States to incorporate a program of integrated public art.
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The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, designed by Frederic Bartholdi. The statue, a gift to the United States from the people of France, is of a robed female figure representing Libertas. The statue has become an icon of freedom of the United States. A figure of Liberty was also depicted on the Great Seal of France. The statue's completion was marked by New York's first ticker-tape parade and a dedication ceremony presided over by President Grover Cleveland.