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New York City: Crossroads of World Trade By: Twyla Gollery
Central Park In the summer of 1865, Frederick Law Olmsted returned to New York and resumed work on the park An average of 8.5 million people came to visit the park on a yearly basis People of all different classes, races, and ages would all come to enjoy the park "A majestic breathing space for the life of the city" - New York Times
The Brooklyn Bridge One of the oldest suspension bridges Completed in 1883 Connects Manhattan and Brooklyn over the east river The bridge was designed by the German engineer John Augustus Roebling, who had designed other suspension bridges before After his death his son was left in charge of the project
Boss Tweed A tall man, over 6ft and weighed about 300 pounds Before being a politician, Tweed worked as a fireman and a chair-maker Tweed is most known for stealing an estimated $200 million dollars from New York Tax payers Tweed controlled politicians by his power in Tammany and jobs he would create or dispense, to influence the vote
Scott Fitzgerald Fitzgerald described New York as having " all the iridescents of the beginning of the world" Is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers in the 20th century His novels as well as his short stories described the twenties, as well as New York and what they were really like Two of his novels were later turned into movies
Jazz Jazz music and dance became widely popular in the twenties The radio spread Jazz A variety of races including African Americans and White Americans produced Jazz music New York became engulfed with Jazz musicians because people would come to New York looking for entertainment
The Empire State Building Is 1,250 ft tall Was build out of competition for the title of worlds tallest building Took only 14 months to complete Four to Five stories of the building would be completed each week It's now one of the famous landmarks in New York
A Merger That Puts New York on Top The worlds leading internet company is merging with the worlds leading media entertainment company New York is struggling to be the economic center of the country The west coast holds many big companies that make it possible for it to become the economic center By keeping 55% of AOL-Time Warner in New York it may help New York's position
The City in the Land of the Dollar: Chicago During the last part of the nineteenth century Chicago was the fastest growing city in America This growth was because of the great commercial and industrial expansions This is where urbanization started The skyscraper was invented here and so was the use and meaning of 'downtown'
The City in the Land of the Dollar: The White City An area part of the World's Columbian Exposition Most of the buildings were based on classical architecture and stuccoed white Robert A.M. Stern has called the Columbian Exposition "the first effectively planned complex ot public buildings built in America since theJeffersonian era," Was the inspiration for other architecture projects to come
The City in the Land of the Dollar: City Beautiful Emerged in 1900 as a slogan for an urban improvementcampaign in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. City beautification activists focused of improving the downtown of cities by designing a classical city hall, a publiclibrary, and an auditorium placed around a square. They also improved grand American railroad stations, because at that time they were also focal points for the expression of civic values.
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