Chicago – it is the third most-populated city in the U.S. (according to the statistics, 8,000,000 people live there) and one of the largest transportation hubs in North America. The city of Chicago is located in Illinois, in the south-western shore of Lake Michigan. In Chicago there is the most imposing, majestic and tall building of the USA – Sears Tower. Its height is 443 m including a television antenna do 527 meters.
The tower was built in 1974 and the area is 418,000 m2. Sears Tower consists of nine towers that are joined into a single structural composition. This tower, in fact, is an office building consisting of 110 floors. Another skyscraper that deserves attention is John Hancock Center. Its height reaches 344 meters, a 100 storey building appeared in 1969 and on the 44 of its floor there is a chic swimming pool. Not the highest (only 179 meters), but interesting enough among places to see in USA for its appearance (a form of corncobs) is the building of Marina City, located in Chicago.
Seattle – the largest city, it is located in the north-western of the United States, with a population of 592,800 people, according to the year 2008. In its vicinity there are the major production companies such as Boeing and Microsoft. Among the attractions of the city there is the most famous skyscraper in Seattle and the world-famous landmark – Tower Space Needle which means – Space Needle. The tower is 184 meters and it was built in 1962. On the Space Needle is located a survey platform from where it’s possible to see the beautiful panorama of Seattle, the volcano Mount Rainier and the Cascade Mountains, also in the tower there is a restaurant Sky City which means the Heavenly city and a large gift shop. Architecture of Down Town with the famous Space Needle tower with a beautiful port shape makes Seattle outlines one of the most recognizable silhouettes of other American cities.
It’s pleasant to walk along the city seafront in the morning and in the evening, to go to a restaurant, feed the seagulls, to buy a souvenir or just to admire the fountains.
Paris – it is not only the capital of France, but also stunningly beautiful city with its long history and architectural landmarks which is considered in places to see in USA. The population for the year 2009 in Paris was 2,203,817 people. By nationality, Paris is very diverse – here have found the refuge Portuguese, Africans and people from Algeria and other countries of Europe. Perhaps the most well-known landmark of Paris is the Eiffel Tower, which was built in 1889 as a temporary structure, planned eventually to demolition, but fortunately, it pleases us to this day. Height of the Eiffel tower with the antenna is 324 m and at the present time the tower is used for the transmission of television signals, radio and cellular communications. Another attraction of Paris La Defense -is the largest business center in Europe,
it is called “the Paris of New York.” La Defense is composed of 12 sectors, of which are the great arch of La Defense, the Tower of Areva, Manhattan and the center of the latest industry and technology – CNIT.