New York City: Landmark Sites

Inside New York City

To dub New York City as the trump or the cream of the crop among all cities in the world is not a grand standing to say the least. New York City is one of three major financial centers in the world, along with London and Tokyo. Similarly, New York City is considerably unparalleled in terms of social and economic standing, industry, entertainment, culture and the arts.

Tourism-wise, New York City is a leading tourist destination with almost 40 million American and foreign tourists visiting the city every year. A major contributing factor of this boost in tourism is the city’s landmark sites that have long served as objects of appeal to curious travelers across the globe.

Time Square
Time Square covers the intersecting joints of 42nd St., Seventh Ave. and Broadway. This famed piazza and landmark site is named after the Times Building where the New York Times offices were formerly based. This square is characterized by digital and animated advertisements. It is also the venue of the city’s annual ball drop every New Year’s Eve.
Empire State Building
Designed by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon Associates, this iconic landmark found between 33rd and 34th Streets on Fifth Avenue was once the tallest building in the world with 102 floors. The Empire State Building, which costs more than $40 million to construct, is also one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World as designated by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It was likewise named as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. Moreover, this remarkable building was included in the List of America’s Favorite Architecture, which was released in 2007.

Statue of Liberty
This famous landmark is known in world history as the token of peace gifted by France to the United States in the late 1900s and early 20th century. Situated on Liberty Island near the aperture of the Hudson River, this statue that is made of pure copper portrays a woman wearing a robe and holding a torch flame in gold leaf coat. For millions of visitors and immigrants to the U.S., the Statue of Liberty was once among their first glimpses of America up until the age of airbuses. The Statue of Liberty visually resembles the Colossus of Rhodes.

Other iconic world landmarks found in New York City include Central Park, Broadway Theatre, Washington Square Park, New York Botanical Garden, Ellis Island and the Bronx Zoo.

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