Monuments in New York City
Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is the landmark of the city of New York. Built in October 1886, this statue was offered by France to commemorate the centennial of the Declaration of Independence and to mark the friendship between the two countries.
The Statue of Liberty is located on a small island and you to catch a ferry to get there. This boat trip provides a unique travel experience in Manhattan.
This New York city monument is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. It is also a U.S. National Register of Historic Places as Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Island and Liberty Island since October 15, 1966. U.S. National Monument since October 15, 1924, and finally a New York City Landmark since September 14, 1976.
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Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is the most famous skyscraper in the world. It is located on 5th Avenue and West 34th Street. This building was constructed during 1929 and 1931 and is a national monument since 1986.
The Empire State is the 15th tallest building in the world and 3rd highest in the United States and has an observation point on top that can be visited by buying a ticket at the entrance. This observatory offers a 360-degree view of New York City from the 86th floor.
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New York Catholic Cathedral
The St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a cathedral of impressive neo-gothic architecture in the heart of Manhattan on 5th Avenue between 50th and 51st Street.
This is the cathedral of the city which is the seat of the Archdiocese of New York. This cathedral was built between 1858 and 1878, and it is fantastic to see such a building completely surrounded by skyscrapers and streets with huge movement and thousand of people. This huge cathedral fit more than 2000 people and their outer towers rise above 100 meters high.
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The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, completed in 1883. It is also one of the hallmarks of the city, along with the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State building.
This bridge with almost 2 km can be crossed on foot, and I deeply advise you walk crossing the bridge as the views over the East River are impressive.
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NYC City Hall
This building of the early nineteenth century is located in City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan between Broadway Avenue, Park Row and Chambers Street. The building’s architecture blends French Renaissance facade and an interior in the American-Georgian.
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Grand Central Terminal
This beautiful train station terminal is on 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown New York. It serves with 75 lines of long-distance trains to the rest of the United States of America.
Built in 1903 by architects Reed & Stem and Warren & Wetmore, this station is one of the landmark buildings of New York not to be missed for its fantastic architecture.
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World Trade Center Memorial
For those who want to remember the tragic terrorist attack of September 11 2001, you can go to Lower Manhattan in the area bounded by Vesey Street, the West Side Highway, Liberty Street and Church Street. Here you can see where were located the twin towers of World Trade Center.
This place called the Ground Zero, has now several walls with hundreds of pictures, flowers and messages to people missing in the attack. There is still a huge cross made of steel of the towers that makes the place a bit daunting.
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