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New york city

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