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New York Rafik 1 E

  1. 1. NEW YORK
  2. 2. • The Statue of Liberty represents a high feminine figure with a torch in a hand and a tablet in other one. The tablet has a date in her, JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (4-7-1726), which it represents the date of the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United States, of England. It has chains in the feet and there are seven tops in the crown of the statue, which they symbolize seven continents and seven seas of the world. The statue measures in 305 feet (92,96 m) from the top part of the torch up to coming to the soil, this measure considers the base on which the statue is, as well as his pedestal.
  3. 3.  Times Square is a major commercial intersection and a neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the junction of Broadway (now converted into a pedestrian plaza) and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets.  Times Square – iconified as "The Crossroads of the World", "The Center of the Universe", and the "The Great White Way" – is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, and a major center of the world's entertainment industry.  Times Square is the world's most visited tourist attraction, hosting over 39 million visitors annually. Approximately a third of a million people pass through Times Square daily, many of whom are either tourists or people working in the area.
  4. 4. Central Park is the biggest urban park of New York and one of the biggest the world. It measures more than 4 kilometres of length and 800 meters of width. In 340 hectares that Central Park occupies you will find meadows, artificial lakes, waterfalls and zones that look like an authentic forest. Inside the own park also one finds the Zoo of Central Park and other attractions. Beside being the principal lung of Manhattan, this park is one of the places preferred by the New Yorkers to walk, to sunbathe or to play sports. As curiosity, it is surprising to see many people running pushing the baby's carts.
  5. 5. Visualized in the cinema in innumerable occasions, the Bridge of Brooklyn has turned into one of the most famous bridges of the world. Movies as Manhattan, Saturday Night Fever, Godzilla or Deep Impact have filmed in this architectural work of the 19th century. At the end of construction in 1883, the bridge became the longest suspension bridge in the world, with a distance between its supports of almost 500 meters. The construction lasted 13 years and have died 27 people during construction. The total length of the bridge is 1,825 meters. If you cross the Bridge of Brooklyn during the night you will have one of the images most typical of New York, that of the illuminated buildings of Manhattan
  6. 6. Wall Street is the principal street of the financial district of New York. The most important buildings of the zone are: The Stock Exchange , constructed at the beginning of the 20th century though of classic aspect, and the Federal Hall, constructed at the end of the 18th century in Neogothic style. The name of this street comes from the 17th century, when it was constituting the north limit of New Amsterdam, and where the Dutches constructed, in 1652, one wall to defend itself from the assaults, which it was knocked down by the Britishers in 1699. Nowadays, though the wall does not exist, the name still lasts.
  7. 7. The Empire State Building has been the highest building of the world from 1931 until 1972. Nowadays, after the fall of the Twin Towers, it is the highest building of New York and it will continue being up to the ending of the future Tower of the Freedom. The Empire State has 102 plants and a height of 381 meters (443 meters if we count its antenna spire). The building was constructed in record time, only 410 days happened from the beginning of his construction up to his inauguration. In the construction, in full crisis of 29, there worked more than 3000 workers who made possible that 4 plants and a half were constructed for week.
  8. 8. The High Line is a 1-mile (1.6 km) New York City linear park built on a 1.45-mile (2.33 km) section of the elevated former New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line, which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan; it has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway. If you take a walk in it, the High Line park is plenty of banks to sit down or to lie down, being a place that has acquired importance at the moment of sunbathing in summer. The equipment of design at the head of the project is James Corner Field Operations and his first phase was inaugurated on June 9, 2009.
  9. 9. The design of the cathedral was trying to be that of a great temple with two towers of more than 100 meters of height that were raising triumphant on the city, something that was achieved during a little time. Nowadays the cathedral presents a humbler aspect if we compare it with the investor Rockefeller Center, placed opposite her. San Patrick's Cathedral is made in white marble, with the overloaded typical aspect of the Neogothic style. This is something that turns it into a very special building, especially if we compare it with the quadrangular buildings that surround it. Once inside it, it is worth emphasizing the enormous organs composed by 3.920 and 5.918 pipes, and the sculpture of The Pietà is three times bigger than that of Michelangelo placed in Saint Peter’s Basilica, in the Vatican.
  10. 10. The Madison Square Garden, commonly known as The Garden, is the most important sports stadium of New York. Colloquial it is known as “The most famous coliseum of the world ". It is home to the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League and the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. With five floors and a capacity of over 20,000 people, Madison Square Garden is a great well known for all boxing fans. During decades the MSG it was the Mecca of the Boxing and in his ring there fought men like Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, Joe Fraziero or Mike Tyson. Nowadays, though there continue being combats of boxing, most of the important clashes is celebrated in Las Vegas in hotels as the MGM Grand.