In the middle of 19th century in the heart of Manhattan there were allocated more than 300 hectares of land to arrange a park available to all residents of the city. On this swampy area for over 10 years there was a hard work and a lot of fertile land was brought to the construction site. An important feature of the park is that the traffic flow was decided to put below ground level, so as not to interfere with park visitors. To jog or ride a bike, take a walk along the winding paths, boating or just relax, lie down on the grass the park is visited by 20 million people annually.
Towers of the World Trade Center for many years have been among the highest in the world. September 11, 2001 the towers were destroyed in the attack aircraft. In their place a new building to be built in memory of those who died there. Metropolitan Museum, the largest museum in New York, offers a huge exposition of works of art. Presented paintings by American artists, collections of African culture, samples of pre-Columbian America and exhibits of ancient Egypt are able to captivate visitors for many, many hours.
The main part of the exhibits of the Guggenheim Museum is a private collection of Robert Solomon Guggenheim, the son of a famous industrialist Meyer Guggenheim. The museum has branches in different countries including Germany, Spain and Italy.
In many ways, New York is a pioneer in America. For the first time it began to build skyscrapers in New York (the lift, an integral part of the skyscraper, was also invented here). In New York lived Thomas Edison, who in the late 19th century, organized a city street lighting with electricity. By the early 19th century, a new plan for New York was developed, which meant a network of intersecting streets at right angles. Such a system, initially causing some dissatisfaction of residents, makes much easier to navigate in this city.
In 1789, it was in New York where George Washington was elected the president of the United States. A year later, the country’s capital was chosen Washington, DC.